Medical Marijuana Moves To Louisiana House

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LOUISIANA: A bill that would expand medical marijuana in Louisiana cleared another hurdle here Monday, moving it one step away from final legislative passage. Mills’ bill would expand the number of conditions that could be treated with the drug, which would be taken orally in an oil form, change the wording from “prescribe” to “recommend” to Read the full article…

This Man Is Serving More Than 13 Years In Prison For Two Joints Worth Of Marijuana

he state Board of Pardons and Parole rejected Noble's petition for clemency in May simply because he hasn’t served 10 or more years in prison yet

LOUISIANA: This summer, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed a bill that significantly decreases criminal penalties for marijuana possession in the state. But for some prisoners already serving time on marijuana charges, the state’s old draconian drug laws continue to apply. Take the case of Bernard Noble. A 49-year-old father of seven, Noble is serving more than 13 Read the full article…

Bobby Jindal Signs Marijuana Bills That Reform Criminal Penalties, Medical Marijuana Access

Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday signed two bills that in one year represent more progress on reforming marijuana laws than the state has made in the 24 years since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991.

LOUISIANA:  Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday signed two bills that in one year represent more progress on reforming marijuana laws than the state has made in the 24 years since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991. In the case of one of the bills, which would set up a framework for dispensing marijuana for medical purposes (SB 143), Read the full article…

Bill To Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Louisiana Passes Full Senate

The Senate voted 27-12 Monday to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for marijuana possession.

LOUISIANA:  A proposal to soften Louisiana’s harsh marijuana laws by reducing penalties for possession continues to gain steam in the Louisiana Legislature. The Senate voted 27-12 Monday (May 25) to advance legislation that would create a new penalty system for marijuana possession dealing with amounts less than 2.5 pounds. The measure’s sponsor, J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, said his bill (SB 241) brings Louisiana’s marijuana Read the full article…

Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Legislation Slides Through Senate, Headed to House

The version of the bill that passed Monday authorizes one growing site. It also restricts the use of medical marijuana to patients suffering from glaucoma, spastic quadriplegia and for those undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

LOUISIANA:  The Louisiana Legislature on Monday (May 4) moved closer to authorizing pharmacies to dispense medical marijuana to patients in Louisiana. The Senate rubber-stamped the legislation, which spells out how the state’s medical marijuana industry would work, by a vote of 22-13. If the bill is adopted into law, those with a prescription could obtain the drug in Read the full article…

Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

A judge has ruled surveillance video showing the police raid of a medical marijuana dispensary in California can be used as evidence concerning the conduct of the officers involved in the operation.

LOUISIANA:  A Senate committee has approved a bill that could make medical marijuana available to those suffering from cancer, glaucoma and a severe form of cerebral palsy. The proposal by Sen. Fred Mills, a Breaux Bridge Republican, would allow patients to consume refined forms of marijuana, but prohibits smoking the plant. Law enforcement groups have Read the full article…

Could Medical Marijuana Solve State’s Budget Woes?

The question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles.

LOUISIANA:  While a small group of states are cashing in on cannabis, the question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles. The midterm elections are lighting up the debate over legalizing medical marijuana. In a televised debate back on October 14, Read the full article…

Unexpected Delivery Of $40,000 Worth Of Marijuana Arrives On Uptown Resident’s Porch

An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession after dropping a two ounce bag of marijuana on the floor.

LOUISIANA: An Uptown resident was stunned to find an estimated $40,000 worth of marijuana in a package addressed to his home Tuesday morning, and he and his family are disturbed by the mystery of who sent it and why as they hope for answers from federal investigators, he said. The man — who lives near Read the full article…

Louisiana Marijuana Bill Suggests Lessening Penalties On Offenders

House Bill 14, which is authored by State Representative Austin Badon, goes before committee the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice.

  LOUISIANA:  Thursday at the state Capitol, Louisiana lawmakers will be considering one of as many as 10 bills dealing with marijuana. House Bill 14, which is authored by State Representative Austin Badon, goes before committee the House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice. The bill would dramatically lessen criminal penalties for simple marijuana possession. Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Sparks Hot Debate In Louisiana

The question is being raised if medical marijuana has a future in Louisiana with pot and politics starting to mix in some circles.

LOUISIANA:  Will Louisiana join 20 other states that have approved medicinal use of marijuana? Actually Louisiana already did that more than 20 years ago, but did not allow it to be dispensed to patients. That could change this year when the legislature meets. Labs are turning weed into oil and pill form for patients in Read the full article…