The Daily Beast recently looked into the issue of why Louisiana may be on the progressive side of marijuana legalization: 1) budget issues and the high cost and rate of incarceration. Saddled with $850 million in state debts, experts say Louisiana’s move is less motivated by safety as it is by money. The Budget Issues The idea ... Continue Reading
Louisiana Marijuana Law
In May 2016, Louisiana passed legislation that legalized medical marijuana in Louisiana. As business attorneys, we're always interested in new and developing industries, especially when it's had remarkable success in other states. This blog will keep you updated on this emerging business model.
Louisiana Tech professor and Assistant Dean of Business Dr. Robert Blackstock says legalizing the drug could help dig the state out of the current $900 million hole its in. Blackstock hopes that Louisiana is at the forefront of legalization so they can tax it how they see fit, rather than wait until the bar is set by other ... Continue Reading
Under the new rules, officers can give a verbal warning for smokers with less than 14 grams of marijuana. A second offense carries a written warning, a third violation includes a fine of no more than $50, and a fourth offense carries a fine of no more than $100. Guidry and her staff analyzed raw arrest and incarceration data ... Continue Reading
Former Saint player Kyle Turley told the hosts of ESPN's "Highly Questionable" that he used a number of prescription pain pills to copy with injuries sustained during his playing career. He believes that those drugs led him to having suicidal and homicidal tendencies. When he switched from prescription pain pills to medical ... Continue Reading
During the 2015 session, the Louisiana legislature passed a bill that would allow medical marijuana and reduce criminal penalties for possession of amounts less than 14 grams. Governor Bobby Jindal signed the House Bill 149 on June 29, 2015. Per an editorial from Nola.com: Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday he would sign the Badon ... Continue Reading