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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 | 18 Sep 2014

-Oregon’s Next Assignment: Learn About Jury Nullification

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Rhea Graham of Albany’s Canna Kitchen & Research writes in to the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon about the legal red tape that comes along with so-called “legalization” schemes that involve taxing and regulating marijuana such as limits on the number of plants one may grow, where they may be located, and so on. Such schemes […]

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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 15 Sep 2014

-Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Gained Steam from Jury Nullification

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In this very short video, criminal defense attorney Chad Moody educates Oklahoma marijuana activists that “the marijuana movement writ large really began to gain steam when juries began nullifying in marijuana cases.” He explains what jury nullification is and how jurors can use it to uphold justice when the political system is not sufficiently responsive. […]

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FIJA Calendar &Jury Nullification &Volunteer | 25 Jul 2014

-Learn About Jury Nullification in Spokane

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Join The Fully Informed Jury Association and The Human Solution on Saturday 2 August at 1:00 pm in Conference Room 1A at the Downtown Branch public library in Spokane, WA At this presentation, which is free and open to the public, you will learn about jurors’ right of conscientious acquittal and how jury nullification can […]

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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 &Jury Nullification | 13 Apr 2014

-New Jersey 4/20 Smoke Out Highlights Jury Nullification

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We received the below press release from Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion regarding an upcoming event on April 20 at the New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton, NJ. Jawara McIntosh, aka Tosh1, will join Ed at the NJ420 Rally calling attention to various issues surrounding marijuana law and enforcement in New Jersey, including jurors’ right to exercise jury […]

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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

-Are Unjust Laws Enforceable? Understanding Jury Nullification

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With the introduction of New Hampshire’s HB 1452 in the legislature this year, jury nullification is once again in the news in New Hampshire. Jeff Woodburn discusses it in the March edition of New Hampshire Magazine. Understanding Jury Nullification The times are changing. Polls consistently show a growing majority of people support marijuana legalization. The […]

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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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Function of Juries &Jury Nullification | 13 Jan 2014

-Sentenced To Life In Prison For Selling Marijuana

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Life in prison in the harshest sentence possible short of the death penalty in our criminal legal system. In every one of these cases, where a life sentence was passed on someone who had harmed nobody, a single juror in each trial could have prevented that sentence from being imposed with a Not Guilty vote, […]

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Jury Nullification | 10 Nov 2013

-Understand What Is At Stake When Considering Jury Nullification

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Often we hear in the FIJA office from or about jurors who initially voted Not Guilty, but changed their vote to Guilty because they couldn’t convince the other jurors. This change of vote is often associated with the holdout juror not wanting to waste their own time any longer. Perhaps they wish to get home […]

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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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