About the Cannabis Program

The Cannabis Program at Louisiana Department of Health was created in April 2023. The Program contains a section for consumable hemp products as well as a section for medical marijuana.

  • LDH Cannabis Program is the licensing authority responsible for registering compliant consumable hemp products for sale in Louisiana.
  • LDH Cannabis Program is the regulatory authority for Louisiana’s medical (therapeutic) marijuana program.

Medical Marijuana

Per Act 491 and Act 492 of the 2022 Regular Legislature, as of August 1, 2022, the Louisiana Department of Health has assumed regulatory authority over Louisiana's medical (therapeutic) marijuana program. LDH personnel are responsible for conducting inspections of medical marijuana production facilities and reviewing finished product test results to verify compliance with the requirements of La. R.S. 40: 1046. While there will be some changes to the way that the program is administered, the department is working with its counterparts at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to ensure a smooth transition.



Consumable Hemp Products


Learn about how to submit Consumable Hemp Products to be registered with LDH for sale in LouisianaFind detailed information explaining requirements for compliant Certificates of AnalysisFind detailed information explaining requirements for compliant label artwork Find all Consumable Hemp Products registered with LDH or submit your own product for registration through the portal



Click Here for the searchable database of registered consumable hemp products


Agency responsibilities

Firms may not register:

  • Products intended for inhalant use
  • Products intended for subcutaneous or transdermal use
  • Products intended for intravenous or intramuscular injection or infusion
  • Products intended for rectal or vaginal insertion
  • Products designed as or including a vape cartridge, vape pen, e-cigarette or a similar item designed to be inhaled
  • Any alcoholic beverage containing cannabidiol
  • Products claiming to be “dietary supplements”
  • Products containing >0.3% Delta-9 THC or >1% total THC by dry weight
  • Products containing more than 8 mg THC per serving

Acceptable dosage forms include tinctures, oils, salves, softgels, gummies, drinks, creams, ointments, lotions, lip balms, bath bombs, and single-use syringes (without needles)

Mental Health Contact: Call 988 for suicide and mental health support, Call 911 for immediate medical emergencies, or call 211 for non-emergency resources

Compulsive Gambling: 1-877-770-7867

Alcohol/Drug Helpline: 1-877-664-2248

Crisis Counselor: 1-866-310-7977

Contact Us:LDH Cannabis Program

Office of Public Health, Bureau of Sanitarian Services
628 N. 4th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Office Number: (225) 342-4339