Marijuana Legalization Bill In Louisiana Would Give Voters A Say In Legalizing Recreational Pot In ...

A Louisiana lawmaker wants voters to decide whether the personal use of marijuana should be legal in their state, and he thinks their collective response could be a resounding yes. Rep. Dalton Honore, a Democrat representing Baton Rouge, filed a bill in the House last week that would legalize recreational pot use in Louisiana for adults 21 or older, according to KATC TV-3. It would also set up a system for cannabis to be grown, dispensed and taxed. The measure would go on the ballot next year.

"If I can get it to the people, it will pass with flying colors,” Honore told the Times-Picayune. 


Community members rally for man serving 13 years for marijuana charge

NEW ORLEANS -- Members of the Broadmoor community came together to rally for the release of 49-year-old Bernard Noble, a man serving 13 years for marijuana possession.

"Bernard Noble was arrested 6 blocks from here on the edge of the Broadmoor community for riding his bicycle the wrong way up a one way street," said one rally organizer.

During that traffic stop Noble was found possessing 2.8 grams of marijuana. A fourth strike, following 3 prior drug convictions in 1991 and 2003 involving marijuana and cocaine.

Noble was given a 4 year sentence which was later appealed and upgraded to the minimum sentence for a habitual violator, 13 years and 4 months.


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