Louisiana Hemp Seeds

Louisiana Hemp Seeds

Buy Feminized Hemp Seeds For The State Of Lousiana
CBD Hemp Seeds For Growing In Louisiana

It is newly legal to grow hemp in Louisiana. The USDA approved Louisiana’s Hemp Plan in December 2019, and recently adopted the appropriate regulations. The state initially projected that licensing should begin in time for the 2020 growing season. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department is currently operating under limited capacity. As such, hemp licensing delays are inevitable. Please contact the Department at [email protected] or 225-925-4863 regarding pending applications.

Get Licensed to Grow Hemp in Louisiana

Louisiana requires licensing for all those who wish to grow, handle, process, or transport hemp in the state. Louisiana’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) oversees the state’s hemp program and issues all applicable licenses to program participants. CBD products, on the other hand, fall under the jurisdiction of Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

There are four different hemp licenses available in Louisiana: a Grower License, a Processor License, a Seed Producer License, and a Contract Carrier License. There are a few distinct differences between the applications. However, they all require accurate contact information and a clean criminal history. Louisiana requires both state and federal background checks and a fingerprint card to confirm identity. Registrants must submit both the Right to Review Authorization form and the Right to Review Disclosure form with fingerprints for the state background check. Additionally, they must submit a History Summary Checks form for their federal background check.

  • Grower License: Allows licensees to cultivate, transport, and handle hemp regardless of its intended use
  • Processor License: Allows licensees to handle, transport, or process hemp
  • SeedProducer License: Allows licensees to produce, handle, and transport hemp seeds in Louisiana
  • Contact Carrier License: Allows licensees to transport industrial hemp and hemp material.

New applicants can submit hemp licensing registration at any time, whereas renewal applications have an annual deadline of November 30 at 4:30 pm.

Mandatory Reporting in Louisiana

Before buying hemp seeds in Louisiana, one must first submit a Seed Acquisition Request Form. The form must accompany a Certificate of Analysis from the seed vendor proving that the parent is compliant with local hemp laws. The state requests at least two weeks to process the Seed Acquisition Request form. Buying hemp seeds before receiving LDAF approval is prohibited.

Within 15 days after planting the first hemp seed or plant, licensees must submit either a Field Planting Report or a Greenhouse/Indoor Planting Report. The forms include information like location ID, varieties planted, the date of planting, and the intended end-use of the hemp material.

Louisiana Hemp Sampling and Testing

Participants in Louisiana’s hemp program must agree to random crop sampling to determine compliance. They will have unrestricted access during regular business hours during which to inspect seeds, plants, and plant parts. The licensee is not responsible for any fees associated with investigation testing.

Licensees should expect at least one annual random sample to verify compliance of their industrial hemp crops and materials. Growers must submit a Harvest/Destruction Report with ample time for processing before harvest. Note that it is unlawful to harvest or destroy hemp without written approval from the LDAF.

After receiving the report, the LDAF will attempt to contact the licensee to schedule a date and time for sampling. The licensee or designated party must be present during the sampling process. The LDAF will collect a representative sample from each plot or greenhouse to test for THC content. The Department or approved third-party facility will then test the samples using Liquid Chromatography with Ultraviolet  Detection (LC-UV) to determine its post-decarboxylation THC content.

Growers must harvest hemp crops with proven compliance within 15 days after taking samples. If they fail to do so, then an additional test is required along with a fee of $250 per test site.

The Department will issue a Certificate of Analysis for all compliant hemp crops, after which no further action is necessary. Should lab results suggest non-compliance, the licensee can request an additional test within ten days. If a licensee does not request a re-sample within ten days, or if the sample continues to prove non-compliance, then the corresponding hemp plants are to be destroyed.

Hemp Pesticide Law

Anyone who applies pesticides or recommends hemp pesticide use for a fee must be certified to do so. They must also register any pesticide application machinery and pay all applicable fees annually. Learn more about Pesticide Licensing and Certification here.

Buy Louisiana Feminized Hemp Seeds

Louisiana has strick hemp seed requirements. The state does not provide hemp seeds to program participants. It is up to the consumer to ensure that they buy hemp seeds from a reputable distributor with updated COAs and a proven track record of success.

Fortuna offers compliant feminized CBD seeds that meet Louisiana seed distributor standards. Our boutique quality feminized hemp seeds include valid COAs with every variety. We also offer discounts on bulk orders and consultation services to help Louisiana hemp farmers find everything they need to find a fortune in hemp farming.

To learn more about Louisiana’s Hemp Program, visit their website or contact us to learn how we can help.

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New London Gold (CBG)

New London Gold is a feminized hemp strain that offers a treasure trove of dense, frosty buds that are rich in CBG. New London Gold is the culmination of many years of selective hemp breeding. New London Gold reliably produces generous yields of that will please any hemp smoker.


Titan is a hemp strain with mighty in-bred lineage. Crossing two types of the Spectrum hemp strain leads to a resilient plant that can thrive in almost any condition. Titan hemp seeds are perfect for businesses that earn their keep with extraction. Titan yields an exceptional amount of biomass.

Cherry Bubblegum

Cherry Bubblegum is a versatile CBD hemp strain that produces large, flavorful buds and a substantial amount of resinous trichomes. Thick colas develop throughout its long growing season, thus significantly increasing the biomass of a single harvest. Those who plant seeds early in the season will reap tremendous rewards come harvest in late September to early October.


Merlot hemp flower is a beautiful, indica-dominant strain with moderately high CBD levels averaging at about 11 percent. Known for its smooth smoke and distinct fruity, alcohol flavor, Merlot is a popular choice among consumers who want a relaxing nightcap without any calories.

Berry Blossom

Berry Blossom is an easy-to-grow hemp variety with boutique-style qualities. It produces thick, terpene-rich flowers throughout its extended grow period. The bright green and pink colas radiate with a powerful perfume of fruit and berries.

Cherry Wine

Cherry Wine is a careful cross between The Wife and Charlotte’s Cherries. It is a particularly sweet strain with abundant growth and resin development. It’s CBD content ranges from 15 to 20 percent and its THC levels average about .25 percent.


Grizzly is a potent and aromatic feminized hemp cultivar that reliably produces high-quality smokable hemp flowers. This Sativa-dominant strain is a hybrid of Super CBD and Nightingale.


BaOX is a popular hemp strain with lineage direct from the Hindu Kush mountain range. As such, this potent strain leans heavily indica, as evident in her growing patterns and heavy dusting of cannabinoid-rich trichomes. BaOX hemp seeds grow to produce massive colas with a kaleidoscope of deep green and purple colors. Her perfume is rich, filled with sweet pine musk and her flavor is reminiscent of incense and herbs.

Cherry Trump

Cherry Trump is a sweet addition to the Fortuna collection. She produces bold, flavorful buds that reak of skunk and cherry, and drip with potent trichomes. Known to produce flowers with more than 20 percent CBD content, this high CBD hemp strain is quickly becoming the talk of the town.

The Wife

The Wife is a premium feminized hemp strain that growers and users can’t help but fall for. This Sativa-dominant smokable hemp variety is known for producing boutique-quality flowers that are low in THC, high in CBD, and loaded with terpenes.