BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers have broadened a proposal to legalize the growing of industrial hemp in Louisiana to also create a regulatory framework for CBD product sales.
CBD is a non-intoxicating molecule found in cannabis that some believe is beneficial to their health. State officials have suggested CBD products and sales are illegal in Louisiana.
Language added to the bill by Republican Rep. Clay Schexnayder would prohibit sales of alcohol or food containing CBD, unless the FDA approves the substance for such use. It outlines a process for selling other CBD products.
The growing and processing of hemp, a relative of the marijuana plant used in textiles and fuels, would comply with the 2018 federal Farm Bill.
The House voted 102-0 for the measure, sending it to the Senate.