Louisiana Cannabis Laws

Medical & Recreational Marijuana

Medical marijuana businesses became legal in 2015. However, recreational (adult-use) marijuana businesses are currently illegal in the state.

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is responsible for medical marijuana production, while the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy regulates dispensaries. Only one medical marijuana pharmacy is authorized to operate in nine regions established by the state’s Department of Health.

See the Resources section below for additional info.

CBD & Hemp

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture is responsible for regulating the cultivation and processing of hemp, while the Louisiana Department of Health deals with the sale of CBD products. However, the county and city where the business will be located may determine whether you can open and operate a CBD or hemp business within their borders or not. You’ll need to look up and verify those details yourself or with our help via a Starter Package.

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