Louisiana House passes bill proposing to decriminalize marijuana

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 9:35 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill proposing to decriminalize possession of marijuana by a 67-25 margin Tuesday, May 11.

House Bill 652 authored by state Rep. Cedric B. Glover (D - Shreveport) would make possessing marijuana a misdemeanor crime with a max fine of $100 for possession of 14 grams or less.

The Louisiana Senate will now hear the bill for debate.

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