Produce, process, sell, and transport non-consumable hemp in Louisiana
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the commercial production of hemp and authorized states to submit plans to administer hemp programs.
Act 164 of the 2019 Louisiana Legislative Session, now known as the Industrial Hemp Law, was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards on June 6, 2019, recognizing industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity in Louisiana. The law not only authorizes the commercial cultivation and processing of hemp in Louisiana, but also required the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) to license and regulate hemp in Louisiana.
LDAF began the hemp licensing application process in early February 2020.
Industrial hemp resources
Industrial hemp laws, regulations, and restrictionsLearn requirements around producing hemp in Louisiana
Industrial hemp licensingGet authorized to grow, process, and handle industrial hemp
Purchasing and transporting hemp seeds or stockFollow our guidelines for the safe and legal movement of hemp
Industrial hemp reportingStay compliant with required reporting for industrial hemp production and acquisition
Industrial hemp formsFind all forms related to industrial hemp, from license applications to required reporting documents
Louisiana Industrial Hemp Promotion and Research Advisory BoardSupports the growth and development of the industrial hemp industry in Louisiana by enhancing research, education, promotion, facilities, and industrial hemp-related activities throughout the state.