Louisiana saw significant changes in the state's marijuana laws in 2023. With the growing acceptance and demand for cannabis, lawmakers have been working towards creating a more inclusive and progressive framework. Here's everything you need to know about Louisiana weed laws and medicinal marijuana before your next trip to New Orleans.
Six of the seven major gubernatorial candidates spoke Thursday to the Louisiana Travel Association, emphasizing the importance of understanding the impact of marijuana laws on tourism. The candidates acknowledged the potential economic benefits of a well-regulated cannabis industry and expressed their support for the ongoing development of marijuana laws in the state.
Louisiana lawmakers Tuesday killed an effort to legalize recreational marijuana, leaving the state's medical cannabis program as the only legal avenue for marijuana use. However, this setback does not dampen the growing support for marijuana legal. Seven in 10 Louisianans support legal recreational marijuana possession for adults, and nine in 10 back medical cannabis, according to recent polls.