Each person/location that is selling any consumable hemp product must apply and obtain the appropriate Consumable Hemp retail dealer permit.
Consumable hemp products cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. All products must first have their labels approved by the Louisiana Department of Health. Once the label is approved, the consumable hemp products must also be registered with the Louisiana Department of Health.
Hemp retailers are subject to a 3% excise tax on all consumable hemp products. Please visit the Louisiana Department of Revenue website for more information.
Products must have a certificate of analysis (COA) that verifies it does not contain more than 0.3% delta-9-THC and 1% total THC on a dry weight basis (including THC delta variants like delta-8-tetrahydocannibinol and delta-10-tetrahydrocannibinol). The consumable hemp products also must not be intended for inhalation. Any product containing cannabinoids that are not derived from industrial hemp are also prohibited. Acceptable forms of consumable hemp products include tinctures, oils, salves, gels, creams, ointments, lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, and single use syringes (without needles).
ACT No. 336, a new law recently passed in Louisiana in 2021, added another clause that limits the entire THC content of any consumable hemp product (including other THC delta variants, like delta-8-THC and delta-10-THC) to 1% by dry weight. The delta variants of THC are very similar to delta-9-THC, have an intoxicating effect, and can be produced from industrial hemp. The delta-9-THC limit is still 0.3% by weight. This is to prevent the sale of unregulated THC products that have recently gained popularity.