The listed Possession of Marijuana charge below is an offense prosecuted in Baton Rouge City Court. It is a misdemeanor offense. Felonies are prosecuted in District Court. Mr. Barkemeyer is skilled and experienced at handling misdemeanors is Baton Rouge City Court. Contact him at (225) 964-6720 if you or someone you know has a criminal charge in City Court.
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally possess marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or chemical derivatives thereof, or synthetic cannibanoids.
"Marijuana" means all parts of plants of the genus Cannabis, whether, growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of such plant; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
"Synthetic cannibanoids" means vegetable matter treated with a detectable quantity of a chemical compound designed or produced to simulate the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol in humans, including but not limited to:
JWH-200 (WIN 55,225) (1-(2-morpholin-4-ylethyl)indol-3-yl)-naphthalen-1-ylmethanone;
CP 47, 4972-[(1R, 3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl] - 5-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)phenol, also known as Cannabicyclohexanol (CP 47,497 dimethyloctyl homologue, (C8)-CP 47,497), and its homologues, whether dimethylhexyl, dimethyloctyl, or dimethylnonyl, to include its C6, C7, C8, and C9 homologues.
HU-210 (6aR,10aR)- 9-(Hydroxymethyl) - 6,6-dimethyl- 3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl) - 6a,7,10,10a-tetrahydrobenzo [c]chromen-1-ol.
Whoever is found guilty of possession of marijuana or synthetic cannibanoids shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than six (6) months, or both.
(Ord. No. 15100, § 1, 3-9-11)
State law reference— Marijuana defined, R.S. 40:961(22).