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Decriminalizing Marijuana (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-06-18

Duration: 00:03:36

Subjects: MARIJUANA | Drugs | Drug addiction


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Tilley, Emily George Interviewee


This segment from the June 18, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s interview with Emily George Tilley, the clinical director of the O’Brien House in Baton Rouge. She discusses: her concerns about the impact of a new state law decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana on people dealing with substance abuse issues; marijuana as a gateway drug; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the recovery process for substance abuse.