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Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Cannabis Possession, Allow Expungement of Cannabis Offenses

Louisiana’s’ full Senate has voted 27 to 12 to pass Senate Bill 241, a proposal to reduce the penalties for possessing cannabis, while allowing those with just one cannabis possession charge to have it removed from their records. The proposal, sponsored by Senator J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans), would reduce the maximum penalty for someone caught …

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Louisiana Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Reduce Cannabis Penalties, Allow Expungement of Cannabis Convictions

In a unanimous vote, Louisiana’s Senate Judiciary Committee has given approval to legislation that would drastically reduce the penalties associated with an individuals second and third cannabis possession offense, while allowing those with just one offense to have the charge expunged from their record. The proposal, sponsored by Senator J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans), would save …

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