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Louisiana Governor Signs Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis, Reduce Cannabis Penalties

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law two measures to legalize the medical use of cannabis, and to significantly reduce the penalties for cannabis possession. House Bill 149 reduces the penalty for someone caught possessing up to 14 grams of cannabis to a maximum sentence of 15 days in jail, whereas it’s currently a …

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New Poll: Majority in Louisiana Support the Legalization of Cannabis

A new Public Policy Poll has found that 53% of those in Louisiana support the recreational legalization of cannabis for adults 21 and older; only 37% of respondents stated that they oppose such a move. “People understand that criminalizing marijuana has wasted public funds, has not made anyone safer, and that marijuana is not the …

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