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Jurors Balk at Convicting in Small Marijuana Cases

The LA Times reports that jurors are telling judges they won't convict defendants in small marijuana cases.

The article focuses on a recent trial in Montana. One juror said she'd have a problem convicting the defendant. A second said she couldn't do it.

"Then one of the people in the jury box said, 'Tell me, how much marijuana are we talking about? … If it was a pound or a truckload or something like that, OK, but I'm not going to convict someone of a sale with two or three buds,' " the judge said. "And at that point, four or five additional jurors spontaneously raised their hands and said, 'Me too.' "

The judge adds: [More...]

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