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…

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Where we once incarcerated people for growing and selling "just a plant," we're now incarcerating people for growing and selling "just a plant" that tens of millions of people can grow and sell legally.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the cognitive dissonance of America’s drug penalties has become even more absurd. Where we once incarcerated people for growing and selling “just a plant,” we’re now Read the full article…