New Year, New Rules: Louisiana's CBD Laws for 2022 Explained
The new year has brought a fresh start and with it, new laws surrounding CBD in Louisiana. While the use of CBD has become increasingly popular in recent years, it has also been a source of confusion and controversy due to its association with marijuana. Here, we will break down Louisiana's CBD laws for 2022 to help you understand what is legal and what is not.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a natural compound found in hemp plants. It is non-intoxicating, meaning it does not produce the “high” associated with marijuana. Instead, it is commonly used for its potential therapeutic benefits, including pain relief, anxiety reduction, and improving sleep.
Is CBD legal in Louisiana?
Yes, CBD is legal in Louisiana as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is another compound found in cannabis plants that is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Products that exceed this limit are considered illegal under both state and federal law.
What are the new laws surrounding CBD in Louisiana?
In June 2021, Louisiana passed House Bill 652, which established regulations for the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products in the state. The law requires that all CBD products sold in Louisiana be tested for purity and potency, and that retailers have documentation proving that the products they sell have passed these tests. Additionally, the law prohibits the sale of CBD products that are not labeled accurately, contain pesticides or heavy metals, or have been tampered with in any way.
What about CBD oil?
CBD oil, also known as hemp extract, is legal in Louisiana as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. The same regulations regarding testing and labeling apply to CBD oil as well.
What types of CBD products are available in Louisiana?
Can I travel with CBD?
While CBD is legal in Louisiana, it is important to note that laws surrounding CBD vary from state to state. If you are planning to travel with CBD, it's best to check the laws in the state you are visiting to ensure compliance.
Q: Can I make my own CBD products at home?
A: Yes, you can legally make your own CBD products at home as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC and are not sold or distributed to others.
Q: Can I give CBD to my pets?
A: Yes, CBD products for pets are legal in Louisiana as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC. However, it's always best to consult with your veterinarian before giving your pets any new supplements or medications.
Q: Do I need a prescription to buy CBD in Louisiana?
A: No, you do not need a prescription to buy CBD in Louisiana. However, it is important to purchase CBD products from reputable sources and make sure they meet the legal requirements outlined in the state's regulations.
Q: What is the legal age to buy CBD in Louisiana?
A: The legal age to buy CBD in Louisiana is 18 years old.
A: While it is unlikely, it is possible to fail a drug test from using CBD products that contain trace amounts of THC. If you are concerned about drug testing, it's best to choose CBD products that are labeled as “THC-free” or “broad-spectrum.”