Our guests this week on The Cannabist Show: Women Grow founder Jane West and Students for Sensible Drug Policy executive director Betty Aldworth.
Top marijuana news: Louisiana, one of the strictest states in the country when it comes to marijuana laws, might be relaxing its sentences for pot. The state senate overwhelmingly approved a bill this week that would chill out the state’s weed laws. If the new bill becomes law, a half-ounce of cannabis could mean either 15 days in jail or a $300 fine. By Colorado standards, that’s a lot. But it is major progress for legalization advocates in the American South.
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Also in Louisiana — in the small New Orleans suburb of Covington to be exact — a teacher there has been accused of giving two of her female students a pot brownie. Camille Brennan, 29, turned herself in to police recently after the local sheriff’s office obtained a warrant for her arrest. When she gave the students the edibles, Brennan was teaching at a Catholic high school in Covington. The police found out about the situation after one of the students’ parents called them. She’s being held on two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
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