Councilmember would 'rather see police spend their time on other crimes.'

This week, the East Baton Rouge Metropolitan City Council voted 8-4 in favor of an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana in East Baton Rouge Parish, which includes the state capital of Baton Rouge.

If Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signs the ordinance, it will go into effect on March 31.

This would be a significant step toward repairing the devastating harms of mass criminalization on communities of color,” said Michelle Wright, policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. 

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Tony Newman ~ TheFreshToast.com

 

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