Of course New Orleans wants to push the boundaries a bit. March of 2016 saw Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, signing a bill into law to decriminalize possession in that city. One would think that in the state where you can drink Hurricanes on the street in the Big Easy marijuana use wouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. Law enforcement has very little tolerance for marijuana use, and though citizens are fairly tolerant the police are strict.
If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Louisiana Cannabis Lawyers page for help! Unfortunately no – recreational cannabis cannot be obtained not legally. Medical marijuana has recently been legalized, but it still isn’t super easy to get your hands on a medical card, or access to a state-licensed caregiver. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Louisiana Cannabis Lawyers page for help! If you have been issued a Louisiana Medical Marijuana card, you can access medical cannabis. Getting a card or finding a caregiver can be tough, though! Though access is still kind of tough, medical cannabis is legal in Louisiana. You will need to find a state licensed caregiver, or keep an eye out for a state licensed dispensary.
If you choose to imbibe recreationally, keep your wits about you, because until the laws change if you do use pot in Louisiana be very aware of the lack of tolerance and the harshness of the penalties. Again, it’s still illegal and we don’t condone breaking the law. That said, the price of marijuana will vary based on strain and quality, and it will also be highly dependent on what the tax percentage is. You can expect prices to be between $10 to $30 per gram. What kind of variety of weed is there in the South? There are so many strains and hybrids of cannabis now that it’s tough to keep track, which is another of the many reasons that legalization is so important. When pot is legal it’s monitored from seed to sale and is therefore consistently high quality and clean. When cannabis is legal in Louisiana, you can expect to encounter invigorating Sativas, calming Indicas, and all kinds of hybrids in between, just like everywhere else. Pay attention to local and state candidates to see who is supporting reasonable laws for patients and other adults who want to exercise their human right to consume cannabis, and VOTE! Weeding it out: Are those trucks in New Orleans really selling marijuana? NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The bright green vans plastered with colorful images of marijuana, and iconic cartoon characters like Shaggy and Scooby-Doo with bloodshot eyes, and signage boasting “Over a Million Stoned” may seem out of place in a state where recreational marijuana is illegal, but for years, they’ve made a home in and around the French Quarter. “We sell lollipops, gummies, Rice Krispie treats, brownies, popcorn - if you can eat it, we can weed it,” said Ski Scott, who was selling the products from a van in downtown New Orleans. The vehicles are often covered with images of Pineapple Express, Gorilla Glue and Grand Daddy Purp - which are all street names for pot - so for some, it’s not much of a leap to guess what the folks in the vans and trucks are pushing. They’re selling marijuana,” said Jeff Conklin, who was visiting from Georgia. With names like Trippy Treats and Space Cakes boldly describing the products on display and for sale, some people expect the stuff to get them high, but if you ask one the people who sell it, she says guess again. “People come up all the time and ask for marijuana, but our vehicle is simply a freedom of speech, so of course they have marijuana on the vehicle,” Scott said. “No marijuana in the vehicle, no marijuana in the vehicle, no.” But that explanation still doesn’t stick with some visitors confused by the blatant advertising that includes images of and references to a product that is illegal for recreational use in Louisiana. “I don’t know, but it’s treating it like candy so that sort of caters to the kids. Supposedly it was catered toward the young people,” said Don Arledge, who was visiting from Tennessee. Still, Scott, who was actively selling brownies and Rice Krispie treats from one of the vans, claimed that’s just marketing, and the stuff inside the products is much more benign than THC-laden pot. “It's CBD, it's CBD products, yeah, it's the stuff they take out the THC. It's real good for you, for your pain, whatever's going on with you,” Scott said.
CBD, or cannabidiol, isn’t illegal like its cousin THC. In fact, states across the country allow sales of CBD over the counter, and it’s even for sale in stores in New Orleans. “You know, when I saw the truck yesterday, I just thought, well this is one of the states where it’s legal,” said Dave Gabbert, who was visiting from Colorado. It’s a perception that some think could take advantage of out-of-towners looking for weed. “That didn’t, it didn’t cross my mind though, that it wouldn’t be real [weed],” said Cathy Gabbert from Colorado.
But we wanted to know how the people in the trucks and vans sell their product when visitors approach and when it’s not obvious a camera is rolling. So FOX 8 sent an undercover buyer with a hidden camera to see what would happen. “Y’all got candies and stuff?” the undercover buyer asked a man sitting in a Weed World van . “Yeah, we got candies and we got flower as well,” the Weed World salesman in the van says .