POSTED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:17pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:22pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Getting caught smoking marijuana could soon carry a smaller fine and little to no jail time.
One representative is hoping to get a law passed that makes the penalties for possession of marijuana more lenient.
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed it through.
Now, has to be voted through by the Senate, passed back over to the house for agreement. If approved, it will end on the Governor Jindal's desk.
Click here to read the full bill, which includes the current penalties and the proposed changes.