Several states have decided to legalize marijuana for either medical or recreational use. There are others who are working toward decriminalizing the possession of this drug. Then there is Louisiana. Generally speaking marijuana possession, sales and trafficking are all still crimes in this state. Anyone facing marijuana-related drug charges could be dealing with significant penalties if convicted.
Let's back up just a little bit. In 1991, the state passed a law legalizing medical marijuana. However, there is currently nowhere in Louisiana for those with medical approval to fill their marijuana prescriptions, as marijuana sale -- as previously stated -- is a crime. Lawmakers have tried over the years to pass bills to help with this issue, but they have all failed to achieve senate approval.