“No one in jail for marijuana is actually serving time for using the drug;” WRONG!
Marijuana Possession & Personal Use Penalties & Punishments in the State of Louisiana:
• First Offense Possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500 for a first offense.
• A Second Offense the penalties increase to up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000.
• A Third or Subsequent Offense increases the penalty to up to 20 years in prison.