Hemp returned to Pelican State farmland in 2020

Hemp Acres Licensed

2020: 2,418

Hemp Growers Licensed

2021: 112
2020: 98

2022 Hemp Plan

Additional Resources

Notice: As a result of Act 336 of the 2021 Regular Legislative Session, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is no longer authorized to license or regulate processors of ‘consumable’ hemp as defined by R.S. 3:1481. Anyone interested in processing consumable hemp should contact the Louisiana Department of Health at (225) 342-7533.