posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 01:12 AM
Well I will never move to Louisiana..
A 27 year old new Orleans man got 20 years in prison for possession of 15 grams of pot..
He had a previous drug conviction and was sentenced as a multiple offender to 20 years hard labor at the Department of Corrections.
OMG 20 years for some weed wtf..
What the hell is going on in this country when we can have states where having 15 grams of pot is totally legal and another state it can get you 20
In Louisiana, a person can get up to six months in jail for first marijuana conviction, up to five years in prison for the second conviction and
up to twenty years in prison for the third. In fact, the Louisiana Supreme Court recently overturned a sentence of five years as too lenient for a
fourth possession of marijuana and ordered the person sentenced to at least 13 years
I have seen lots of polls where the majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, but they keep arresting us for it
Nationwide, the latest numbers from the FBI report that over 762,000 arrests per year are for marijuana, almost exactly half of all drug
I think our jails are full enough and we have no business putting a guy in jail for 20 years over some weed
20 years, but a child rapist in Montana gets 30 days..
Moral of this story, if you want to smoke marijuana move the hell out of Louisiana..
How can this happen? What are we a 3rd world country now? How can anyone think this is ok?
Why would a cop even arrest him knowing it will probably get him hard time? Just throw it out,,
It's just frikin pot
20 years is ridiculous for possession of a half ounce of marijuana.. In almost every other state that would be a Misdemeanor
edit on 26-9-2013
by goou111 because: (no reason given)