What is the Current Stance on CBD Products?

A Declaration of Emergency has been released by the Department of Revenue, Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, effective June 27, 2019.

An emergency rule was issued, “having the force and effect of law upon signature and will remain in effect 120 days, unless renewed by the Commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control or until permanent rules are promulgated in accordance with law.”

What this means is that by October 25, 2019, the Commissioner of ATC may renew this emergency rule until a permanent rule takes its place.

The regulations therein “will give the ATC the ability to properly license and regulate the retail sale of industrial hemp-derived CBD products for consumption and topical use, which will affect the health of Louisiana citizens and give the commissioner of the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control the ability to make critical decisions that protect human health.”