Marijuana is not legal in Louisiana for recreational use. Marijuana is decriminalized only if local police have the mandate in their jurisdiction; Baton Rouge and New Orleans have this mandate. This means people who do not show the intent to sell or who have less than 14 grams will not face criminal charges and will instead get a 100-dollar fine. It is important to note that if you find yourself with more than 14 grams or with the intent to sell, the penalties become much more severe. This will lead to criminal charges being brought against you.