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APRIL 2018 ISSUE

 

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H & W Pharmacy Gets One of State’s 10 Medical Marijuana Permits

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy recently selected H&W Drug Store to get the first of ten permits to dispense medical marijuana. The store, which will be located at 4718 Paris Rd. in New Orleans, will serve Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.  Eight more regions are spread out throughout the state and the tenth permit

Mayor Landrieu, Criminal Justice Stakeholders Announce New Public Safety Assessment Tool Designed to Reduce Jail Population

 On Monday (April 23), Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with the Supreme Court of Louisiana, Criminal District Court, and other criminal justice and community stakeholders, announced a new program, the Public Safety Assessment (PSA) Model, a risk assessment tool and decision-making matrix aimed at continuing to reduce the jail population in New Orleans. Set to begin

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: Senate Committee Tanks Bill To Spare Students with Outstanding Lunch School Lunch Bills Embarrassment

Last week, the state Senate Education Committee voted 4-2 to reject a bill that would have prevented schools from punishing and embarrassing students with outstanding lunch debts. The bill would have prohibited the public identification of such students and relieved them of extra chores or exclusion from any school privileges for unpaid lunch debt, including what has

Bill to Remove Non-Violent Crimes from Habitual Offender Law Fails in Committee

By Anitra Brown Tribune Staff In a 9-7 vote, the Louisiana House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday (April 17) to kill House Bill 355, which would remove non-violent offenses from the list of offenses that can result in habitual offender sentencing enhancements. The move comes as a disappointment to groups, such as Louisianans
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