As the great marijuana debate continues to rage across our country, we have witnessed some truly remarkable changes happening throughout American society. Over the past few years, over 30 states have legalized medical marijuana, with 8 states (including Washington and Colorado) officially allowing recreational consumption of the little green plant. Even as we speak, pot-infused products are growing in popularity, and the “marijuana industry” has even managed to produce some of the first cannabis billionaires. We’re familiar with California and Washington State as weed capitals, but what about the other states that have allowed medical cannabis? Just in time for the Halloween season, let’s head down south to one of the party capitals of the U.S., where all that is spooky and mysterious drifts through the bayou mists. Here are some interesting facts about legal cannabis in Louisiana.
Bayou Blues, New Orleans News
Overall, a visit to the Deep South is not complete without an adventure through the mysterious swamplands of Louisiana. The aptly named Bayou State is filled with lagoons, hidden coves, monstrous reptiles, and mysterious rituals that have granted it a famous (and infamous) reputation among the most avid explorers. Nature lovers will adore the tributaries and beautiful shoreline of this small state. However, Louisiana is probably best known for one of the country’s most famous celebrations: Mardi Gras. Every year, thousands of people flock to celebrate with flashing lights, bead throwing, revelry, and music. Likewise, the darker side of the city provides a glimpse into the backwater past, filled with voodoo rituals and sneaky serpents. Be wary of the Shadow Man this Halloween in New Orleans.
Recently, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill that legalized medical marijuana throughout the state, but the government is still debating about the possibility of legalizing recreational weed. For now, the little green plant is listed as a Schedule-I hallucinogen, and people who carry a maximum of 14 grams of the drug can face a $300 fine or 15 days of imprisonment.
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