A Baton Rouge Democrat has pre-filed a bill for the 2015 spring session that, if approved by the Legislature, signed by the governor and approved by a statewide vote — let’s be realistic: the first two will never happen — would decriminalize the possession of recreational marijuana. Not medical marijuana. Ganja. Spleef. Mary Jane. Grass. Reefer. Herb.
House Bill 117 by state Rep. Dalton Honore “provides that if a majority of the electors approve the proposition, then the possession, distribution, or dispensing of marijuana by persons 21 years of age and older shall no longer be a criminal offense subject to law.” The bill also calls for the Legislature, if voters approve the proposition — they won’t get the opportunity; this bill will get smoked in committee — would provide “a statutory regulatory system for the legal sale and distribution of marijuana and establishes a sales tax on those sales.”
Honore’s bill sets Nov. 8, 2016 as the election day for legal pot. But it won’t happen because Louisiana.