Louisiana Senate to debate bill reducing penalties for minor possession of marijuana

Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Louisiana Senate will debate a bill that would reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The bill from Shreveport State Representative Cedric Glover would make the penalty of possession of 14 grams or less of marijuana a fine up to $100 and no jail time.

The Senate Judiciary C Committee advanced the bill to the full Senate on a 3-2 vote. The bill has already been approved in the House.

The bill is based on Shreveport’s ordinance doing the same back in March 2021.

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