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Louisiana is set to allow hemp-derived delta-8 THC in food, a surprising step as more than a dozen states are doing the opposite and banning the isomer or limiting it to marijuana retailers.
The Louisiana position came in an email this week from the Louisiana Department of Health, which told businesses that applications are open to register for licenses to make foods containing cannabinoids.
“This includes the addition of food products containing CBD and delta-8 (THC) products,” the agency clarified.
Louisiana’s health department cited a new law that clears the path for delta-8 THC.
The law creates a new category for “consumable hemp,” which is defined as “any product derived from industrial hemp that contains any cannabinoids and is intended for consumption or topical use.”
Delta-8 THC is an isomer of the better-known delta-9 THC for which marijuana is bred.