Louisiana, home of amazing foods, New Orleans jazz, and some beautiful Southern United States countryside, is one of our favorite places on Earth. And now, Louisiana is known for joining the many progressive states in the steps toward full legalization of cannabis. It started the steps at least, not being quite as liberal as states that have gone recreational.
The state of Louisiana allows all CBD products derived from industrial hemp. The state also has a medical marijuana program in place, so CBD derived from marijuana is also available, albeit exclusively through the medical marijuana program.
In this article, we’ll explore the many legal questions relating to CBD and cannabis within Louisiana, named after King Louis XIV.
Marijuana and Hemp Legal Age Requirements
As with many things in life, there are often age restrictions to provide a protective barrier against youth obtaining dangerous substances. In Louisiana, the nature of cannabis has been such that no age restrictions are required or in place at this time.
Is marijuana legal in Louisiana?
Marijuana is only legal in the state of Louisiana with a medical prescription from a doctor.
Is hemp legal in Louisiana?
Hemp that contains no more than 0.03% THC by dry weight is legal in Louisiana. However, licensing is required to cultivate, possess, and process the raw plant.
What are Louisiana’s hemp laws?
Hemp, being a significant source of CBD, is legal in the state of Louisiana. ACT No. 164, House Bill 491 outlines the definitions for the hemp laws for the state.
Is CBD Oil Legal In Louisiana?
Louisiana is one of those states that has grown hemp on and off for decades but only recently passed legislation that outlines growing hemp’s legal process. On June 6, 2019, in a regular session, legislation passed House Bill 491. This bill brought into being the official legal hemp growing program for the state of Louisiana.
With the legal growing of hemp, along came the legal nature of all industrial hemp-derived products. It included CBD oil. Now CBD oil derived from industrial hemp would be perfectly legal while CBD oil derived from marijuana would require a doctor’s prescription.
CBD Legal Age Requirements
Do you have to be 18 to buy CBD oil in Louisiana?
There are no age restrictions in place in the state of Louisiana for CBD oil.
How old do you have to be?
As mentioned, technically, anyone could obtain CBD oil derived from industrial hemp with no age restrictions in place.
Can a minor use CBD oil in Louisiana?
With no age restrictions in place for either CBD derived from industrial hemp or that derived from marijuana (doctors prescription required), a minor may legally use CBD oil in Louisiana.
Do you need a prescription or medical card for CBD oil in Louisiana?
CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is legal and easily obtained throughout the state. CBD oil derived from marijuana is not as easy to find, requiring a doctor’s prescription to purchase from licensed dispensaries.
Can you get CBD oil without a medical card?
As mentioned above, CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is easy to obtain with no medical card, recommendation, or prescription.
CBD oil derived from marijuana requires a doctor’s prescription and medical marijuana card. The card itself requires a medical examination, and a fee of $75 applies to the application alone.
About Ordering and Shipping CBD
Can you buy or order CBD oil online legally in Louisiana?
CBD oil derived from legally grown industrial hemp is readily available in the state of Louisiana. These CBD oils and products can be lawfully found at a variety of online retailers.
How about selling online in Louisiana?
Selling CBD products derived from hemp is legal within the state. CBD products derived from marijuana require special licensing.
Can you buy edibles online legally in Louisiana?
Edible CBD products are legally and readily available online in Louisiana. The products must be derived from industrial hemp with a maximum of 0.03% THC by dry weight.
Can you mail CBD products to Louisiana?
CBD products may be mailed from and within the state of Louisiana. Following the federal regulations of the Farm Bill of 2018, the products must be derived from industrial hemp.
Can you ship CBD from Louisiana?
Shipping CBD has the same set of rules as those mentioned above for mailing CBD products to Louisiana.
How would you ship CBD oil? Cream? Flowers?
CBD oils and creams are quickly shipped as long as they are derived from legally grown industrial hemp. The fresh flowers are only legal by those licensed to cultivate, handle, and process the raw plant.
Can you ship CBD internationally? Like Canada?
Shipping CBD products internationally is legal in two conditions. First, the products must be permitted within the state and country you are sending the product. Second, the location where the shipment is also destined must have no laws restricting the product or products.
Is it legal to grow hemp in Louisiana?
Louisiana has a hemp growing program regulated by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Licensing to grow hemp may be obtained through this agency.
Is it legal to grow CBD plants? What is the difference?
CBD is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant includes both marijuana (>0.3% THC) and industrial hemp (<0.3% THC). Industrial hemp is legal to grow with a license. Marijuana is only licensed to grow when licensed with the medical marijuana program and is significantly more challenging to obtain than a hemp growers license.
More About CBD, Hemp, and Cannabis
What about CBD derived from cannabis?
Cannabis, the plant responsible for CBD and THC, can be grown legally in the industrial hemp form with as little as a single license from the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
Is hemp-derived CBD legal in Louisiana?
Hemp-derived products, including CBD oil, is legal in the state of Louisiana.
Can you get legal cbd seeds in Louisiana?
Cannabis seeds are only legal after processing to those who do not hold a cultivation license. The processing may include sterilization or grinding into a powder.
How much is a growing hemp license in Louisiana?
A hemp-growing license in Louisiana costs is not yet determined due to the infancy of the legal program.
CBD Legal Questions
Is CBD flower legal in Louisiana?
Cannabis flower (the source plant of CBD) is only legal in its raw form to those who are licensed.
Are terpenes legal in Louisiana?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in plants. Terpenes derived from industrial hemp are legal in the state of Louisiana.
Is CBD wax legal in Louisiana?
CBD wax is a wax-like substance made by concentrating CBD oil into a solid. The concentrate is legal if derived from industrial hemp.
Are CBD gummies legal in Louisiana?
CBD gummies are edible gummies infused with cannabidiol. CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal in Louisiana.
Are CBD creams legal in Louisiana?
CBD creams are legal in the state if derived from legally grown industrial hemp.
Is CBD liquid, CBD e-liquid, or CBD vape legal in Louisiana?
CBD liquids and vapes are legal in the state of Louisiana if derived from industrial hemp.
What about THC oil?
THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. This cannabinoid is responsible for the ‘high’ effects felt by cannabis users. THC is not legal in the state of Louisiana except for patients prescribed via the medical marijuana program.
And CBD tincture?
A tincture is a concentrated solution made by soaking plant materials in alcohol or vinegar-based solution. CBD tinctures are legal in the state of Louisiana if derived from legally grown industrial hemp.
Where can I buy CBD oil in Louisiana?
Where is CBD sold?
CBD products have become readily available across the United States. In Louisiana, CBD products are available in many different stores, from specialty shops to health food stores, and even corner stores now carry some variety of CBD products.
Are there any CBD retailers in Louisiana?
There are a number of CBD specialty shops that have opened in the state. Some examples include Mountain Pure CBD in Baton Rouge, HealthyU CBD & Hemp Oil also in Baton Rouge, and CBD Oil Slidell in Slidell Louisiana.
Where can I find CBD water?
Although sometimes somewhat elusive, this sparking beverage infused with cannabidiol is typically available online and in specialty CBD stores. Although not always possible, there are often water-soluble CBD concoctions easily added to a drink if the sparkling beverage can’t be found in your area.
Medical grade CBD? Any special places?
Medical grade CBD is obtainable in Louisiana via a prescription. The prescription will need to be filled by a licensed dispensary. Only licensed dispensaries have the ‘real’ medical-grade cannabis products.
Disclaimer: None of the information in this article should be construed as health or legal advice. We always recommend following the professional opinion of your physician or attorney and researching your own state’s laws for all of your purchases. Information current as of January 2021.