Marijuana fight returning to Legislature this session
Published on Apr 11, 2015
State representatives from Louisiana will be returning soon from their trip to Colorado where they gathered information on the marijuana legalization expiriment. Following their return, a debate will ensue regarding marijuana legalization on the ballot for public vote in 2016. Some marijuana opposers are working to keeping the decision of legalization out of the public's hands, but recent polls show the public's votes are in favor of pot.
“They’ve seen a huge tax increase. I’m just trying to get some facts and figures together. The crime rate has gone down. Traffic fatalities have had a tremendous drop. The arrests of possession of marijuana has dropped from more than 30,000 annually to 2,000. Colorado has accumulated $60 million from the taxes.”