Marijuana Debate - Gonzales, LA
Discuss the national Marijuana debate in Gonzales, LA.
Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?
The government should, at a minimum, decriminalize the posession of marijuana and at a minimum legalize the medicinal use in all 50 states.
Marijuana is less harmful than alchol and the taxation of marijuana could completely eliminate our states debt.
Louisiana house lawmakers will debate legislation, HB 14, which reduces sentencing guidelines for repeat marijuana offenders.
Under present law, second-time marijuana offenders face up to five years imprisonment and a $2,000 fine. Subsequent offenders face up to 20 years in prison. These disproportionate penalties are among the strictest in the country.
Similar legislation introduced last year was approved by the House but was narrowly defeated on the Senate floor.
According to a September 2013 statewide survey by Public Policy Polling, 53 percent of respondents endorsed regulating and taxing cannabis for those age 21 and older, and 56 percent imposing fine-only citations for marijuana. Obviously, Louisiana’s present penalties are out-of-step with public opinion.
Please click on the link below and use the pre-written letter to contact your House member and urge him or her to vote ‘yes’ on HB 14.
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