Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana?
More cruelty in the war on drugs.
Louisiana's medical marijuana legislation is headed to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk, and the governor is expected to sign it.
Yesterday the Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would substantially reduce the state’s penalties for marijuana possession, currently among the harshest in the nation.
Homeless at the time, he sold a little weed to get something to eat.
There will be no medical marijuana legislation passing through the Louisiana Legislature this year.
New polls indicate that marijuana law reform is still a winning issue — even in Republican leaning states.
It can be a bummer or a benefit, depending on your perspective
A New Orleans police officer who gunned down an unarmed 20-year-old man during a 2012 drug raid pleaded guilty to manslaughter last Friday and was led off to begin serving a four-year prison sentence.
Even a minor pot bust can be life-altering for people unlucky enough to be arrested in one of these five states.