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A brand new cash crop has come to Louisiana, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) wants you to grow it!  Hemp (Cannabis' non-psychoactive, hard working cousin), is now legal to grow in Louisiana!

Future hemp farmers will need to follow the correct procedures in order to raise the crop of a thousand uses.  According to a report from KALB, prospective hempers will need to familiarize themselves with the following licensees in order to stay on the right side of the law:

  • Grower License – authorizes the licensee to cultivate, handle and transport industrial hemp regardless of the intended use.
  • Processor License – authorizes the licensee to handle, process and transport industrial hemp.
  • Seed Producer – authorizes the licensee to produce, transport and sell industrial hemp seed.
  • Contract Carrier – authorizes the licensee to transport industrial hemp; required when the transporter is not the licensed grower or processor of the plant material.

After filling out and filing all of the proper paperwork, enduring background checks and license fees - you too could join the 168 Louisiana hemp farmers ready to get growing in 2021!  Find out more and get your application started on the official LDAF website here.