Baton Rouge Council Considers Reduced Penalties For Marijuana Possession Be Relaxed?

LOUISIANA: The penalties for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana may not be as harsh if the Baton Rouge Metro Council approves a proposal it is currently considering.

If approved, the punishment would decrease to a misdemeanor ticket. The New Orleans City Council reclassified marijuana possession as a municipal offense in 2010.

Should penalties for marijuana possession be relaxed? Would you support legalization and regulation of marijuana in the same manner as alcohol?

A bill in the state legislature to reduce penalties for marijuana possession failed on the Senate floor earlier this year.


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