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Notice of Intent filed with State Register (LAC 7:XIII.1301-1343 – Industrial Hemp Rules and Regulations)

October 10, 2019

LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, pursuant to the authority set forth in R.S. 3:1464(1), intends to adopt LAC 7:XIII.1301-1343 to regulate, license, and enforce the cultivation, processing, and transportation of industrial hemp as set forth in R.S. 3:1461 et seq.

Interested persons may submit written comments, data, opinions and arguments regarding the proposed Rules.  Written submissions must be directed to Lester Cannon, Director of the Seed Programs, Department of Agriculture & Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on the 22nd day of November, 2019.  

A public hearing will be held on December 3, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Veterans’ Auditorium at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Interested persons are invited to attend and submit oral comments on the proposed rules and regulations.