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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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Jury Nullification | 07 Jun 2013

-Sentencing in Rich Paul Jury Nullification Case Today

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As Rich Paul awaits sentencing today for his conviction on victimless drug-related charges, apparently levied against him in an attempt by the FBI to secure his cooperation in infiltrating a local political group, we remind everyone that he is raising funds to mount an appeal. You may recall that the Rich Paul case was tainted […]

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Jury Nullification | 09 Jan 2013

-Peaceful Defendant Convicted by Misinformed Jury Is Sentenced to 10 Years

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After a misinformed jury convicted medical marijuana provider Aaron Sundusky of victimless offenses which were legal under state law, a judge has now officially sentenced him to the mandatory minimum ten years in prison. One-Time Medical Marijuana Distributor Sentenced to Ten-Year Mandatory Minimum While the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary survived the latest move to […]

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Freedom Friday | 07 Dec 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: PROUD MARIJUANA SMOKER DEMANDS JURY TRIAL

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While FIJA does not advocate for or against any particular case, we bring you for informational purposes this week’s Freedom Friday video. In this short video, you will hear directly from defendant Steven Marlowe who has refused a plea deal for a marijuana possession misdemeanor charge. Marlowe uses marijuana medicinally instead of commercially sold pain […]

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Jury Nullification | 27 Nov 2012

Letter to the Editor: How the Public Can Protest Our Insane Policy on Pot

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The people of numerous states have voted to legalize medical marijuana in their communities, and two more have voted to legalize it for other uses as well. Other communities have voted to make enforcement of victimless marijuana violations the lowest law enforcement priority in their areas. But Richard B. Stofberg of Baltimore, MD reminds us […]

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Jury Nullification | 20 Nov 2012

State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect

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State by State, a Nullification Domino Effect The first indicator that some of the dominos were going to fall happened during the 1990s, when people began buying and selling marijuana for medicinal use. Starting with California in 1996, a number of states even partially decriminalized the banned plant when they realized that containment would be […]

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Jurors Doing Justice &Jury Nullification | 01 Nov 2012

Jury Nullification and the Ed Forchion Case

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Ed Forchion recently spoke with the Libertarian News Examiner regarding the question of whether or not any of his jurors in his recent Not Guilty court victory on a drug distribution charge exercised their right to nullify bad law. He discusses why he believes that, yes, some of the jurors did nullify. The interview is […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 31 Oct 2012

Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling

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Jury Nullification Keeps NJ Weedman Out of Jail; DEA Comes Calling Last week, Ed Forchion, a.k.a. the NJ Weedman, was found not guilty of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute after being caught by cops in New Jersey with a pound of marijuana in his car. Formerly a perennial third party candidate in the […]

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Freedom Friday &Jury Nullification | 26 Oct 2012

FREEDOM FRIDAY: LIZ MCDUFFIE’S EPIPHANY

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Liz McDuffie, Director of the Medical Cannabis Caregivers training program in Pasadena, California discusses her epiphany about jury nullification after a heated argument with “The Human Solution” founder Joe Grumbine. Initially, Ms. McDuffie was not on board with Mr. Grumbine’s call for jury nullification advocacy, but changed her mind after her exchange with Mr. Grumbine. […]

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Jurors Doing Justice | 18 Oct 2012

N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty

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N.J.’s ‘Weedman’ Found Not Guilty Ed Forchion, known as New Jersey’s ‘Weedman’, was found not guilty on charges of distribution on Thursday. The jury deliberated for one hour before returning a 12-0 vote of not guilty. Click through for the entire article. Mr. Forchion had some post-victory comments: Video chat by Stickam.com This was a […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Oct 2012

NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case

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We have an update on the Ed Forchion case, in which Mr. Forchion attempted to argue jury nullification before his jurors. Mr. Forchion’s comments during closing arguments were shut down by the judge, and the case is now in the hands of the jury. NJWeedman Jury Now Deliberating Pot Distribution Case Ed Forchion, formerly of […]

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Jury Nullification | 16 Oct 2012

Weedman Seeking ‘Pothead’ for His Jury

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While the Fully Informed Jury Association takes no position on this case, we are following it closely as the case relates to issues of jurors’ rights and responsibilities. The defendant, Ed Forchion, has openly stated his intention to argue for jury nullification. This case is a retrial on a drug distribution charge following a previous […]

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Jury Nullification | 18 Sep 2012

New Zealander’s Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails

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While jury nullification was recently exercised to deliver justice to a peaceful defendant in New Hampshire, jurors in New Zealand declined to use it to acquit a man charged with four victimless offenses. Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Fails Despite an impassioned plea from a Levin man facing drugs charges, it took a jury little […]

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Interviews &Jury Rights Day | 06 Sep 2012

FIJA on HempRock Radio Today Celebrating Jury Rights Day

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HempRock Radio will celebrate Jury Rights Day today! Kirsten Tynan will be on at 5:00 pm Eastern discussing jury nullification. HempRock Radio airs in the Cincinnati, OH area at 95.7 FM or you can listen live from anywhere online at WVQC Radio Free Queen City.

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