On July 15, 2019, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued permits to businesses for the sale of hemp-derived CBD products. These permits are temporary and will terminate on February 29, 2020. This will give the ATC time to receive certification from the Louisiana Department of Health that the products comply with state law.
Further, the state’s governor, John Bel Edwards, signed a bill on June 6. The bill permits hemp-derived CBD products with less than 0.3% THC to be sold legally in the state.