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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 19 Jul 2015

-Colorado Jury Says No to State’s Marijuana DUI Limit

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A Denver medical marijuana patient has been acquitted by a jury of a marijuana-related DUI after being pulled over for having an expired license plate tag—not for unsafe driving. She identified herself as a medical marijuana patient when the officer who pulled her over indicated that he smelled marijuana. A blood test indicated a THC […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 10 Jun 2015

-Possible Jury Nullification in Las Vegas MMJ Case

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Late last month, a jury acquitted Steven Ficano on two felony charges, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Ficano grows marijuana for medicinal use, and at the time of his arrest in 2012, he had both a medical marijuana license and a note from his doctor explaining the quantity of […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Apr 2015

-Stimson Verdict Not An Anti-Jury Nullification Statement

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Last month, a jury convicted Todd Stimson of multiple, victimless, marijuana-related offenses, in connection with his business The Blue Ridge Medical Cannabis Research Corp. that ran openly for years, complete with business licenses from and paying taxes to the government. There were many problems with the evidence in his trial including decomposed and moldy evidence, […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 04 Mar 2015

-Jurors Find Medical Marijuana User Not Guilty

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Medical marijuana patient Jessie Teplicki turned down a plea bargain for 18 months probation after he was arrested for growing marijuana. Teplicki uses marijuana medicinally to treat his severe anorexia by stimulating his appetite and reducing nausea he experiences when eating. Teplicki argued a medical necessity defense to his jury, who found him Not Guilty […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 14 Apr 2014

-Jury Nullification Outreach in Bellingham, Washington

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Juror education activists have been out several times already this year in Bellingham, Washington and elsewhere around the state to teach everyone about the power jurors have that prosecutors and judges don’t want them to know about. This video features several folks who have been doing juror education in front of the Whatcom County Courthouse […]

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Function of Juries &Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 19 Mar 2014

-San Diego Jury Acquits Couple in Medical Marijuana Case

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Good news AGAIN in San Diego, this time in the medical marijuana case of Dennis and Deborah Little, whose dire medical situation includes HIV/AIDS, cancer, arthritis, neuropathy, and more. Jurors found the Littles Not Guilty on charges of possession of marijuana for sale and of cultivation of marijuana. Click through for the transcript. (Note: audio […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 18 Feb 2014

-Disabled Vet Seeks Jury Nullification in Medical Marijuana Case

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We’ve previously brought you news of the Bellingham 3 in the state of Washington who are being prosecuted for offenses related to providing medical marijuana. Even though Washington has since legalized marijuana even for recreational use, they are still being legally pursued by prosecutors. Their case is coming up in April. Across the country, there […]

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Jury Nullification | 07 Nov 2013

-Jury Nullification Victor NJ Weedman Requests Clemency for Imprisonment Due to Administrative Shenanigans

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Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion has issued a Request for Medical Clemency today requesting that New Jersey governor Chris Christie grant clemency for a Stay of Sentence, pending his appeal of Judge Delaney’s court rulings regarding his conviction on a victimless offense of marijuana possession, which he uses to treat very painful bone cancer tumors. As […]

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Jury Nullification | 15 Jul 2013

-Anthony Johnson Calls for Jury Nullification in Oregon Medical Marijuana Cases

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Anthony Johnson of the National Cannabis Coalition reports that even with the Oregon legislature’s passage of House Bill 3460 allowing compensation to medical marijuana growers and providers for normal and customary costs of doing business, prosecutors in Oregon continue to pursue prosecutions for activities that will soon no longer be legally categorized as crimes. What […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification?

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Thanks to Killer Bud who delves deeply into the inner workings of the legal system, especially with regard to marijuana cases, and how those invested in criminalization of peaceful activities game the system to try and eliminate fully informed jurors. Why Do Prosecutors Try To “Weed Out” Potential Jurors Aware Of Jury Nullification? I believe […]

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Freedom Friday &Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 05 Jul 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Jury Nullification Is Part of the Justice System

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In this week’s Freedom Friday, Gersh Avery reminds us that jury nullification is an intentional part of the justice system. He points out that juries are one means by which government can be forced to obey the voters when they decide to prosecute peaceful people unjustly, such as continuing to levy charges against people in […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 02 Jul 2013

-Jurors’ Reactions to Tim O’Shea Prosecution

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Good news yesterday on the conclusion of the Tim O’Shea case from Terrie Best of San Diego Americans for Safe Access. Last week a jury deadlocked 9 Not Guilty, 3 Guilty in this case, and we were awaiting news of whether a retrial would be held. Terrie reports on Judge Rogers’ response to the prosecutor’s […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 28 Jun 2013

-Report on a Judge’s and a Prosecutor’s Views on Jury Nullification

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We have come across a report by Adela Falk of The Human Solution regarding this week’s case of medical marijuana user and grower Tim O’Shea’s case in San Diego. Funny that we take different lessons from court support Apparently, several activist were passing out Jury Nullification pamphlets to potential jurors early in the morning. Prosecutor […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Jun 2013

-Rich Paul Appeal Funded to Go Forward

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The fundraising appeal to go forward with Rich Paul’s appeal in his jury nullification case has been funded sufficiently to go forward with the appeal. Funds are now being raised to support additional expenses related to the appeal and in preparation for a possible retrial. Click through below for the link to the new campaign. […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 21 Jun 2013

-FREEDOM FRIDAY: Members of the Bellingham 3 Call for Jury Nullification

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FIJA does not advocate for or against any case in progress. However, we do track cases in which the rights and responsibilities of jurors may play a key role. In this week’s Freedom Friday video, Poppy Sidhu, of the Bellingham Cannabis 3, calls jury nullification “the light at the end of the tunnel”. Along with […]

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