You may have noticed that your Crescent 9 Tropical THC Seltzer can is looking bluer than usual.

Where did the sunnier colors go?

We’re feeling blue about the future of hemp in Louisiana.

Recently passed legislation threatens to stifle Louisiana’s thriving hemp industry, the fastest-growing industry in our state. An industry that has created thousands of jobs and given adult consumers new ways to relax, unwind, celebrate, and live.

Hemp products like Crescent 9 THC Seltzer have been the target of a well-funded campaign to rob Louisiana’s citizens of consumer choice. 2024 is the third year in a row that lawmakers have tried to heavily restrict—even ban—safe and well-regulated hemp products.

We will continue fighting to keep Louisiana’s hemp industry alive and strong. We’re grateful to our friends and customers for their continued support.

Together, we’ve sent tens of thousands of emails and called our legislators relentlessly.

The effort made a huge difference, preventing many legislators from supporting an outright ban. But sacrifices were made and there is no doubt that options for adult consumers will be significantly limited in our state moving forward.

Make no mistake, the powerful special interests and politicians gunning for us will try to kill our industry the next chance they get.

Join the fight to protect hemp products in Louisiana.

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Are hemp products currently regulated in Louisiana?

Yes! Louisiana currently has the most robust regulatory system for hemp products in the nation. It should be a model for other states and a hemp leader. Instead, some politicians in our state would rather wipe out an industry than work with its business community to strengthen consumer protections and grow a thriving marketplace that creates jobs and generates tax revenue. While their attempt at a total hemp ban failed, recent legislation will significantly limit hemp businesses and consumer choice in our state.

Will you be making changes to Crescent Canna products?

Yes. We will need to reformulate some of our products, like Crescent 9 Tropical THC Seltzer. And our high-potency products will no longer be available in Louisiana, a blow to so many of our customers who rely on stronger products.

When does the new law take effect?

Louisiana’s new hemp law will become effective on January 1, 2025. Our current menu of products will remain available in Louisiana until the new law takes effect.

Almost everywhere I go in Louisiana, I can buy liquor in every size and shape. What makes hemp so different?

There is no rational policy-related answer to this question. Let’s just say that the interests of certain liquor producers are powerfully represented in the state legislature.

Won’t this law just encourage customers to buy hemp products elsewhere?

Of course. Our neighbors in Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama can freely buy hemp-derived THC products in stores throughout their states, without the severe limitations that will become effective in Louisiana on January 1, 2025. Moreover, hemp products containing THC are federally legal and widely available online. This new law will make things much less convenient for Louisiana consumers, eliminating many of their choices, while reducing tax revenue for the state.

How will Louisiana tax revenue be affected by the new law?

The current 3% excise tax on hemp products goes directly to Louisiana’s early childhood development program. Enactment of this legislation means that early childhood education receives fewer funds.

Is this attack on the hemp industry happening only in Louisiana?

No. We’re seeing similar efforts in other states and even at the federal level. Crescent Canna is fighting for the hemp industry nationwide.

Please join us in the fight to keep hemp legal in Louisiana and throughout the country.

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Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis is the Senior Marketing Manager at Crescent Canna. She specializes in writing about cannabis, with a focus on its health benefits. She graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in English.


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