Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Here's Joyful News for the Season

A judge in Montana recently found it impossible to seat a jury on a marijuana case. (The story is here.) And he says this is going to be a trend . . . people are not willing to send somebody to jail for possession of small amounts of marijuana. In a recent case against a guy who was charged with possession of about a sixteenth of an ounce of weed, only about 5 of 29 potential jurors said they would be willing to convict the guy. The prosecutor had to work out a generous plea agreement with the hardened criminal smoker's lawyer. The deputy county attorney said the jurors had staged a "mutiny." Well, not exactly. Sounds like to me they just have their heads screwed on straight.

Update I: This you are not going to believe. Pat Robertson has come out in favor of decriminalizing marijuana! Check this out. Man, when the winds start blowing this way . . . something like this could be a game-changer.
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