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Shreveport Decriminalizes Marijuana
Shreveport Decriminalizes Marijuana!
This week, Shreveport City Council members met to make their official vote on the proposal for marijuana decriminalization. The proposal was passed with only two council members voting against it on Tuesday, March 23.
On Monday, March 22, Shreveport District A Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor and District C Councilman John Nickelson both answered questions and laid out the details of the proposal in a virtual city council meeting. Both reiterated the plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana within the city limits of Shreveport which received a lot of support as well as no objections from the District Attorney.
The proposal states that anyone 18 or older that is found in possession of 14 grams or less of marijuana will be fined $50 or given community service. This is a big win for Shreveport and eliminates the threat of arrest or incarceration for small amounts of marijuana. With this proposal passing, council members are hoping a ripple effect is created leading to more changes at the federal level.
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