Louisiana Local Decriminalization

Baton Rouge
Population: 224,149

Baton Rouge, LA

  • Passed: March 2016
  • City Council Ordinance
  • Quantity: 14 grams or less
  • Penalty: $40 first offense, with each subsequent offense increasing the fine by $20 with a cap at $100
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New Orleans
Population: 391,495

New Orleans, LA

  • Passed: March 2021
  • City Council Ordinance
  • Quantity: Not Specified
  • Penalty: Prospective pardons for anyone cited for simple possession; no fine; use in public remains punishable by a summons.
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Shreveport
Population: 192,000

Shreveport, LA

  • Passed: March 2021
  • City Council Resolution
  • Quantity: 14 grams or less
  • Penalty: $50 fine
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