932 acres of hemp were grown in Louisiana in 2020On 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 Law – Act 164
Provides for the regulation of industrial hemp
Status: Signed into law by Gov. Bel Edwards on June 6, 2019
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.
Establishes a 15% excise tax on all hemp and CBD products
POSITION: Strongly opposed to unnecessary and burdensome tax only on hemp derived products.