Louisiana Marijuana Laws

NEW ORLEANS MARIJUANA ATTORNEY Attorney Elizabeth B Carpenter has been a supporter of reforming Marijuana Laws for many years.  Up until a couple years ago, Louisiana had some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country, and it was the fifth-highest marijuana arrest rate in the United States.  Additionally, not until recently, did Louisiana have a law that effectively protects medical marijuana patients from arrest. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I. Distribution or Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana Anyone found to be in possession with marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinols, or chemical derivatives of tetrahydrocannabinols, or synthetic cannabinoids for an amount [...]

Louisiana CBD Laws

  CBD LAWS IN LOUISIANA In New Orleans and the State of Louisiana in it illegal for anyone to process or sell: (1) Any part of hemp for inhalation. (2) Any alcoholic beverage containing CBD. (3) Any food product or beverage containing CBD unless the United States Food and Drug Administration approves CBD as a food additive. The law further states that any CBD product that is manufactured, distributed, imported, or sold for use in Louisiana shall:  (1) Be produced from hemp grown by a licensee authorized to grow hemp by the United States Department of Agriculture or under an approved [...]

By |2020-01-07T00:58:55+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Marijuana Legalization|Tags: , |

New Orleans City Council reduces penalties for pot possession

  Penalties for Marijuana Possession Reduced in New Orleans About a month ago, I wrote about the possibility of the New Orleans City Counsel reducing the penalties for possession of Marijuana in the city limits. The Counsel voted unanimously on March 17 to allow police more leeway in issuing citations for simple marijuana possession. The 7-0 decision marks a policy change by city leaders that’s aimed at reducing the number of arrests for minor drug crimes, the Times-Picayune newspaper reported. A city ordinance already gave New Orleans police the authority to write a ticket for first-offense possession. The ordinance that [...]

New Orleans city council weighing reduced pot penalties

  City of New Orleans Considers Reducing Penalties for Marijuana Possession The New Orleans City Council is considering a measure that would significantly reduce the penalties for marijuana possession. At a council committee meeting in late January, Councilwoman Susan Guidry outlined a proposal in which police officers could issue a simple warning for marijuana possession in lieu of a summons or arrest. Currently, police have the discretion to issue a summons or to arrest a pot possessor. The ability to just issue a summons was the result of marijuana reform law passed by the city council in 2010.   The [...]

By |2016-02-23T17:58:46+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Drug Crimes, Marijuana Legalization|Tags: , |

LACDL Adopts Marijuana Policy Statement

  I am happy to report that the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (LACDL) voted last week to adopt an official policy statement related to the possession and use of marijuana. The 2014 legislative session has a number of marijuana-related bills up for debate. The LACDL Marijuana Policy Statement is as follows:   We believe that marijuana prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, and disproportionately impacts students, lower income classes, African Americans, and other ethnic minorities who bear the brunt of cannabis arrests and prosecutions. The responsible consumption of marijuana by adults [...]

Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia — Kenner

    If you have been arrested or charged with possession of marijuana or drug paraphernalia in Kenner.  Contact our firm to speak with a New Orleans Drug Crimes Defense Attorney.   Kenner Municipal Code Sec. 7-191. --  Possession of Marijuana   Marijuana is hereby defined as follows: Marijuana means all parts of the plants of the Genus Cannabis, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the mature stalks of such [...]

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