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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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Bill to Reduce Cannabis Penalties, Allow Expungements, Passes Louisiana Legislature, Heads to Governor

Louisiana’s House of Representatives has passed House Bill 149, a proposal to drastically reduce the penalties for cannabis possession while allowing for the expungement of certain cannabis convictions, with a 74 to 19 vote. The vote comes just days after the Senate passed the measure 54 to 37. It now heads to Governor Bobby Jindal, …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Louisiana House of Representatives

Senate Bill 143, which would legalize the medical use of cannabis for those with certain medical conditions, has been passed by the Louisiana House of Representatives with a 70 to 29 vote. The bill has already passed the Senate 22 to 13, but will head back for one final vote as it was amended slightly …

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Louisiana Senate Gives Approval to Bill Decreasing Cannabis Penalties, Allowing Cannabis Expungements

Louisiana’s Senate has passed House Bill 149, a proposal to significantly reduce the penalties for cannabis possession, while allowing certain cannabis possession charges to be expunged from people’s criminal records. House Bill 149, which is a slightly altered version of Senate Bill 241 which the Senate passed in May, has already passed the full House …

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Louisiana Governor Says He’ll Sign Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis, Reduce Cannabis Penalties, if They Reach His Desk

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced on Thursday that he’ll sign legislation to legalize medical cannabis, and to reduce the penalties for cannabis possession, if the bills reach his desk as expected. Senate Bill 143, which passed the House Committee on Health and Welfare yesterday and has already passed the full Senate, would legalize the possession …

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Louisiana House Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Louisiana House Committee on Health and Welfare has given approval to Senate Bill 143, a proposal to legalize the possession, use and state-sanctioned distribution of medical cannabis. The bill, which has already passed the state’s full Senate with a 22 to 13 vote, would allow those with glaucoma, cancer and spastic quadriplegia who receive a …

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