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What Is CBD Oil?


Cannabidiol, or CBD, is extracted from marijuana and hemp plants. These two sources vary in their genetic makeup. Marijuana plants contain a higher level of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which is the compound inside of marijuana that gets people “high.” CBD often comes from the cannabis plant known as hemp. Hemp is used for textiles, clothes, food, and other industrial purposes. A plant must contain less than .3% of THC to be considered hemp. This means CBD products may contain THC, whether or not the label says so. CBD Oil that is derived from any cannabis plant with over 0.3 percent THC is a Schedule 1 substance under federal law.

Is CBD Oil Legal In Louisiana?

Back in June Louisiana lawmakers agreed to legalize the growth of hemp and the sale of some CBD products. Govermpr John Bel Edwards has signed a bill (HB 491) that legalized the sale of CBD products that contain less than 0.3% of THC. CBD products must be labeled in accordance with Louisiana’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law.

Here a list of current CBD permits in the state provided by the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC):

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