CBD is illegal in the state of Lousiana. So why are products containing the substance still be on retail shelves? “The stores that are selling CBD are doing so at their own peril,” says local attorney Dylan Heard.
It’s almost hard to go to a store and not run into CBD products. CBS reports CBD sales will nearly quadruple over the next four years, topping over $1.9 billion by 2022. The 2018 Farm Bill federally legalize hemp with a THC concentration of .3% or less, in the state of Louisiana CBD is still illegal. “Louisiana has it caught up yet,” says Heard.
Legislation to legalize industrial hemp is waiting to be heard on the house floor in Baton Rouge right now. “The problem is that people think, hemp is being legalized so it opens up the door for CBD and really it is not. It’s opening the door for a great industry that offers a lot to Louisiana, but as far as CBD goes once the legislation goes through it will only be legal with a valid prescription through a valid pharmacy,” says Heard.
The controversial ‘Cajun Cannabis’ store will reopen next week says owner Travis DeYoung, After he consults with local law enforcement. However, his lawyer tells News 10 he will not sell CBD lotions and oils and this time.