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Louisiana Marijuana Penalties

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Louisiana Marijuana Law, Regulation, Penalties, Attorneys & Congressman

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

14 g or less (first offense) Not Classified 15 days $ 300
More than 14 g – less than 2.5 lbs (first offense) Not Classified 6 months $ 500
2.5 – less than 60 lbs Not Classified 2* – 10 years $ 30,000
60 – less than 2000 lbs Felony 5* – 30 years $ 100,000
2000 – less than 10,000 lbs Felony 10* – 40 years $ 400,000
10,000 lbs or more Felony 25* – 40 years $ 1,000,000
First and second offenders may be eligible for probation.
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Distribution or Cultivation of Marijuana

Any amount (first offense) Not Classified 5* – 30 years $ 50,000
Any amount (subsequent offense) Not Classified 10* – 60 years $ 100,000
To a minor (first offense) Not Classified 5* – 45 years $ 100,000
To a minor (subsequent offense) Not Classified 10* – 90 years $ 200,000
Includes possession with intent to distribute
* Mandatory minimum sentence

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Miscellaneous

Possession, distribution, or cultivation of marijuana within 2000 feet of a drug free zone is punishable by 1.5 times the maximum sentence.
Conviction of any crime involving controlled substances results in denial of driving privileges for not less than 30 days but not more than 1 year.

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