Baton Rouge, LA, Louisiana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: 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. For 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.

Friday, June 15, 2001: New legislation cuts drug sentences, repeals mandatory minimum sentences for many nonviolent crimes, and creates a “risk-review” panel to review the sentences of certain inmates to see if they should receive a pardon or parole.

Fri, April 25, 2003: A bill which would have forced random drug testing on students who earn Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) college scholarships was defeated.

May 5, 2004: The legislation, sponsored by members of the Louisiana Black Caucus, overturned many draconian mandatory minimums passed in 1996, and is expected to save Louisiana $60 million a year in reduced prison costs.

Law Enforcement: Police are strict, schools are strict. Do NOT smoke in public. They will search for any trace of weed on you and in your vehicle. Tolerance is little but many do it anyway.

Where to buy marijuana in Baton Rouge: Good places to buy are around LSU and SU. South sherwood for those on the East east side and plank road is also a good spot around the clubs. Be careful who you buy from. Many “gangsters” sell weed. Governement street is a good location.

Baton Rouge Marijuana prices:

Current Prices:

K.B. is $20 a gram

$50-60 eighth

$320-400 ounce

$1200 quarter pound

Mexibrick Shwagg

$20 quarter

$40-50 half

$120-140 ounce

another reporter added: “Schwagg runs about 10 for a quarter, 20-25 for a half, and 40-50 per the ounce.”