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Don't count on legal pot under the Trump administration

Louisiana voters turned out in force last year to help sweep Donald Trump into the White House. But those who may have done so in the hope of seeing marijuana become legal at the federal level are likely to be disappointed.

Does legalizing marijuana have an impact on crime?

This year, the governor of Louisiana signed two bills around marijuana law reform. They were the first reforms on marijuana laws in the state in 24 years, since legalizing medical marijuana in 1991. One bill set up a system for dispensing marijuana for medical purposes and allowed doctors to recommend marijuana to chronically ill patients. The other bill reformed criminal penalties for marijuana - it made possession a misdemeanor instead of a felony for the second offense. It also allowed first-time offenders to have the chance to remove their first conviction from their criminal record if they did not offend again within two years.

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