THC-containing hemp products become political issue in Louisiana

The Republican speaker of Louisiana’s House of Representatives is displeased with the state health department because hemp-derived products containing significant amounts of delta-9 THC made it to market.

The apparent proliferation of THC-containing hemp products for recreational use in Louisiana garnered political attention after a beer lobbyist warned legislators about the products in late 2022, according to the Louisiana Illuminator online news outlet.

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House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, who wrote hemp legislation in 2022, took up the issue with the Louisiana health department, and, according to the Illuminator, he accused the department of “misinterpreting his legislation.”

Health department officials “have acknowledged the agency mistakenly approved about 230 products it shouldn’t have, specifically vape cartridges that some manufacturers disguised as CBD tinctures,” the Illuminator reported.

Schexnayder said nearly 400 unlawful products had been approved.

Some of the confusion around what the Louisiana law permits relates to how many

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