Louisiana Hemp Law

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932 acres of hemp were grown in Louisiana in 2020

On this page you will find Louisiana hemp law along with a history of how Louisiana hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years. We also provide links to important information concerning Louisiana hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters.

Louisiana Hemp Resources

Louisiana Department of Agriculture   Forestry hemp program

USDA approved Louisiana hemp production plan

Louisiana Hemp Law – Act 164

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Louisiana Gov. Signs Hemp Bill Into Law

On Thursday June 6th, House Bill 491 was signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards making Louisiana the...

Louisiana Industrial Hemp Laws & Legislation


HB 491

Provides for the regulation of industrial hemp

Status: Signed into law by Gov. Bel Edwards on June 6, 2019

HB 138

Amends the definition of “marijuana” to exclude industrial hemp, adds a definition of “industrial hemp”, and adds certain substances to Schedule I of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law.

HB 560

Establishes a 15% excise tax on all hemp and CBD products

POSITION: Strongly opposed to unnecessary and burdensome tax only on hemp derived products.


HB 1085