Cannabis Licensing in Louisiana
- Adult Use:
- Cannabis Job Market Overview:
Louisiana’s medical market officially launched in August 2019 after nearly five years of framework buildout. Currently only two medical manufacturers are licensed in the state — both at universities — and only 10 pharmacies (dispensaries) have been licensed by the state.
In April 2023, a House Bill 24 that would have legalized possession of cannabis for adults 21+ and would have established an adult-use market, failed after the House Criminal Justice Committee voted 9 - 4 to oppose the bill
- Cannabis Job Requirements & Application Process:
Employee permits are required for all plant-touching cannabis workers in Louisiana per the state's official rules, though jobs are scarce due to manufacturing limitations and the small number of dispensaries licensed in the state.
- Cannabis Job Background Check Requirements:
Individuals employed by a licensed medical marijuana facility may be required to undergo a background check.
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