New Orleans City Council to Consider Reducing Marijuana Penalties

Jan 26, 2016

Louisiana, New Orleans, possession, Susan Guidry

[caption id="attachment_9512" align="alignright" width="200"]SGuidry_0782-1-e1391115260859 Councilwoman Susan Guidry[/caption]

Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. CST, the New Orleans City Council will consider whether to pass a new bill that reduces the penalties for possession of marijuana. Councilwoman Susan Guidry’s bill calls for law enforcement to give a verbal warning instead of an arrest on a first offense marijuana possession charge. The council chamber meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27, will take place at:

1300 Perdido Street, Second Floor West
New Orleans, LA 70112

In addition to turning up to show support at the hearing, let your council members know you support Councilwoman Guidry’s bill by sending them an email letting them know where you stand on this important issue.