Study: 73% of drivers admit to reading text messages while driving
Posted on 10/3/2018 5:38:00 AM.

DriversEd.com releases a survey showing 73% of drivers admit to reading text messages while driving, while 54% say they type on their phones while behind the wheel.

Safety and Education Analyst from the website, Laura Adams, says their nationwide poll also found 32% of drivers report they have driven after having one or more alcoholic drinks and 10% admit to driving in the last year after smoking or ingesting marijuana.More
Distracted Driving, Texting, Alcohol, Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana crop delayed until November
Posted on 8/15/2018 5:20:00 AM.

The Ag Commissioner is meeting today with the marijuana grower tasked with providing medicinal cannabis in the wake of news that this year’s crop is being delayed until November. The pot’s producer, GB Sciences, is blaming the delay on resistance from the Department of Agriculture, but Ag Commissioner Mike Strain says that’s just not true.
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Colorado congressman goes on bizarre crayfish rant on US House floor
Posted on 6/11/2015 10:55:00 AM.
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis went on a bizarre rant about "crayfish" at Minden Congressman John Fleming on the US House floor.  Polis disagreed with Fleming's stance on a bill that would prevent the federal government from enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it.  
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Marijuana sentencing reform bill heads to Jindal's desk
Posted on 6/8/2015 5:51:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
A measure which would mean dramatic decreases in Louisiana's tough pot possession penalties is headed to Governor Bobby Jindal's desk. Metairie Representative Joe Lopinto says right now the sentence for one gram of marijuana and 60 pounds is the same which makes no sense.
marijuana, sentencing reform, joe lopinto

Louisiana marijuana supporters pleased with reform laws
Posted on 6/7/2015 3:12:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Louisiana Legislature is on its way to sending marijuana reform proposals to Governor Bobby Jindal who gives every indication he will sign them. One bill drastically reduces the penalties for pot possession under 14 grams and another allows for the dispensing of medical marijuana. Kevin Caldwell with Common Sense Nola is pleased.
marijuana, common sense nola, kevin caldwell

Honore scraps measure to put recreational marijuana legalization on ballot
Posted on 5/6/2015 12:48:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Baton Rouge Representative Dalton Honore has pulled his legislation that would have put recreational marijuana legalization on a ballot. Honore says times are changing and he's glad the conversation about marijuana has been started this session, but his particular measure had too much opposition and he knew it wouldn't pass.
dalton honore, marijuana,

Bill to put recreational marijuana legalization to a vote hits House committee today
Posted on 5/6/2015 1:59:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The legislation by Baton Rouge Representative Dalton Honore that would let voters decide whether or not recreational marijuana should be legal in Louisiana gets a hearing today. 
dalton honore, marijuana, mike henderson, public policy pollling

Poll shows Louisianians oppose legalizing marijuana for personal use
Posted on 4/8/2015 3:41:00 AM.
The 2015 Louisiana Survey finds that state residents support the legal use of marijuana for medical purposes, but not personal use.  LSU Public Policy Research Lab Director Michael Henderson says 52-percent of residents oppose the personal use of marijuana, but the difference between support and opposition is shrinking.

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POLL: Marijuana support keeps growing
Posted on 9/30/2014 2:41:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
According a recent Public Policy Poll, support for marijuana reform continues to grow in Louisiana. The survey done last week of a sampling of registered voters here found that 78% oppose sentences of longer than 6 months for pot possession -- up from 59% last year.
marijuana, american civil liberties union, marjorie esman, public policy polling

CPSO arrests mailman for allegedly stealing marijuana from packages
Posted on 9/18/2014 10:17:00 AM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's office says a United States Postal worker is under arrest for allegedly stealing marijuana from packages he was supposed to be delivering. CPSO spokesman Bobby Herring says they got an anonymous tip that 31-year-old Russell Leon Ellis of Shreveport was stealing the mail he thought contained pot.
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