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.