Under the authority of R.S. 40:4 and 40:5, and in accordance with R.S. 49:950 et seq., the Administrative Procedure Act, the state health officer, acting through the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health (LDH-OPH), has amended certain sections of Chapter 5 (Registration of Foods, Drugs, Cosmetics and Prophylactic Devices) of Title 49 (Public Health—Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics) and Section 301 of Part VI (Manufacturing, Processing, Packing and Holding of Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics) of Title 51 (Public Health-Sanitary Code) of the Louisiana Administrative Code.This Rule implements a regulatory framework for industrial hemp-derived cannabidiol products (IHDCP) in accordance with directives of Subsection J of Section 1382 of Title 3 of the Revised Statutes of 1950, enacted as part of Act 164 of the 2019 Louisiana Legislature.

For the reason set forth above, the following additions and amendments to LAC 49 and 51 are hereby adopted. This Rule is hereby adopted on the day of promulgation.


 The Final Rule is published in the Louisiana Register Vol.46, No.03 March 20, 2020.

 Contact Information: Aliya Rubenstein - Rulemaking Liaison, Office of Public Health aliya.rubenstein@la.gov


Disclaimer: Please note that the official versions of the Emergency Rules are maintained by the Office of State Register’s website at http://www.doa.louisiana.gov/osr/osr.htm. Users are encouraged to visit the Office of State Register’s website for the official version.