Louisiana, which has become infamous for enforcing some of the toughest laws in the United States against marijuana offenders, could experience a significant level of reform this year in the way the state prosecutes those who get busted with the herb.
Several states made progress with marijuana initiatives, while setbacks are still the case for residents of Texas and other southern states, plus veterans.
As the people become more aware and more supportive of medical marijuana, legislators sometimes find it difficult to translate rising popular support into political will. Established lobbies representing law enforcement and other interests threatened by medical mari...
It seems positively surreal that in the same USA where states like Colorado and Washington are legalizing cannabis, states like Louisiana are sending hapless souls up the river for possession of less than ounce -- but this is indeed the case.