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Tue Jun 30, 2015, 02:57 AM

Gov. Jindal signs marijuana penalty reduction

Penalties for simple marijuana possession are decreasing in Louisiana effective immediately.

The reduction came with Gov. Bobby Jindalís signing into law of a measure approved during the 2015 Louisiana Legislature.

Jindalís office announced the bill signing Monday.

House Bill 149 sponsor state Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans, called it ďa compassionate, smart and just approach to justice reform.Ē

The stateís sheriffs and district attorneys as well as the ACLU and the Catholic Bishops supported the measure.

Read more: http://blogs.theadvocate.com/politicsblog/2015/06/29/gov-jindal-signs-marijuana-penalty-reduction/

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