A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Louisiana is heading to the governor’s desk. The Senate gave final approval to the decriminalization proposal, sponsored by Rep. Cedric Glover (D), in a 20-17 vote on Monday. It would make it so possession of up to 14 grams of cannabis would be punishable by a $100 fine without the threat of jail time. The House approved the measure by a vote of 67-25 last month. Last week, lawmakers also sent Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) a separate bill to let patients in the state’s medical cannabis program legally smoke whole-plant marijuana flowers. The incremental cannabis victories come weeks after an effort to more broadly legalize recreational marijuana in the state stalled in the House of Representatives.

Tom Angell, Marijuana Moment, 06/07/2021 12:02:00

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