would make technical changes to Louisiana’s hemp program and clarify that ingestible hemp products may be sold. Hemp products would be limited to a total THC concentration of 0.3%, defined as delta-9, delta-8, delta-10, delta-6a, delta-7 and delta-9(11), including all isomers, acids, salts and salts of isomers. Unfortunately, the bill has some problematic elements that we’re working to remove. For example, the bill does not amend the current statutory prohibition on marketing ingestible products as “dietary,” or the prohibition on the sale of hemp products to those under 18 years of age, and it would create a 3% excise tax for consumable hemp products sold at retail. The bill unanimously passed the state House and is now being debated in the Senate.
The Roundtable is proudly supporting HB 146
, which would provide a legal pathway for CBD in food, beverage, and dietary supplement products. Additionally, the bill defines “hemp products” to include ingestible and topical products intended for humans and animals and would allow hemp and CBD products to be sold in Massachusetts whether manufactured in or out of state. The bill is an outgrowth of HD 2579 and is being carried by Rep. Mark Cusack, a hemp supporter and friend of the Roundtable. HB 146 also gained the support of the former House Chair of the Committee, which means that both previous House Chairs of the Committee are co-sponsors. The bill has been referred to committee, but we need your help getting a hearing date. Massachusetts Hemp Supporters are encouraged to use our State Action Center
to urge state legislators to support HB 146.