Louisiana House OKs Bill To Lessen Some Marijuana Sentences
The Louisiana House voted in favor of a bill that would lessen the sentences for people convicted of marijuana possession in Louisiana.
Right now if you are convicted of possessing marijuana for a second offense, you can face up to five years in prison. Additional convictions can get you a jail sentence of up to 20 years.
New Orleans Representative Auston Badin's bill could cut the amount of time you would have to serve in jail for your second and an any subsequent convictions. A second conviction would only mean a sentence of up to a year in jail.
Being convicted a third time would mean you could go to jail for only up to two years and any convictions past that would carry a jail sentence up to five years.
House members voted 54-38 in favor of the bill, and now the bill is moving is moving to the Senate for their consideration.