New Orleans, LA, Louisiana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2.5

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: The cops in New Orleans can be pretty lame about possession. If you get stopped and searched by a cop and he finds some grade then the chances are you will probably get arrested. But it all depends on who catches you. Unless it’s Mardi Gras or Voodoo fest. If caught here the chances are that the cops will simply confiscate whatever you have and send you on your way as long as you don’t hassle them. During these times they have more important things to worry about like riots and violence. Just don’t get caught dealing!

Where to buy marijuana in New Orleans: You can get bud all around the city. But if you don’t already have a connection then your best bet would be either uptown on choupitoulis or downtown and the french quarter. There are always quite a few dealers downtown on Bourbon st. Just look for any body who looks like they smoke because they probably do. But be careful because alot of the dealers are from the ghetto and will rip you off by either selling you really crappy weed or simply selling you fake shit.

A lot of the time dealers will approach you and offer you some. If you decide to go along with it make sure you get a good look at the stuff and try bargaining to get the price as low as possible because they love to scam tourists. Most of the time if you do this the best you will get is shwag or possibly some mid-grade. Sorry but for the most part if you want good bud you have to already know someone. But once in a while if you ask the right people you can score some good shit. Try aking around in night clubs and bars. And watch out for undercover cops! there are not many of them and you probably won’t get caught but they are known to hang around these places.

New Orleans Marijuana prices:

Schwag $5 per g. $10 per 1/8 $15-20 per 1/4 $30-40 per half $60-70 per O Mid-grade $10 per g. $15-20 per 1/8 $50 per half $90-110 per O Kon Bud (KB) $20 per g. $50-60 per 1/8 $90-100 per 1/4 $150-200 per half $300-350 per O.

Brands: Scwag-ghetto weed. not very potent contains many impurities and could very likely be laced with something. It will get you high but it isn’ t that great. Can sometimes cause anxiety or a “bad” high

Mid- Mid can range from pretty bad to pretty decent. a lot of it contains bud but it isnt going to be the best high you ever had.

KB- The standard buds of New Orleans. There are many different types but most are pretty similar. other buds include Purple Haze which can be found relatively easy and Alcapulco Gold which is also accessible. It is not very likely but it is possible that you could score some good Californian or texan grade and if your really lucky you might just find some top secret government grown G-13 which will be sure to pack a punch!