3.27.2008

Random Legal Note

I'm not exactly sure where Potter County is (and I don't really care enough to search The Google) but a very old defendant accused of marijuana possession was found not guilty this week. Not because it wasn't proven that he possessed the plant (that grows naturally out of God's earth) - he did. Instead, the judge allowed the jury whether to consider the defense of (medical) necessity. They did. He walked after eleven minutes of deliberations. The state prosecutors are upset. It's probably more of a case of a jury not caring about marijuana possession and looking for an excuse to tell the State to quit wasting their time.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amarillo area

Anonymous said...

Somebodies widdle bitty feewings are hurt,poor poor bunny.

Anonymous said...

It is probably more of a case of a jury being instructed that if the marijuana is a medical necessity then the jury shall aquit the defendant. You know that this is a case of the jury following the court's instructions to aquit if the jury found the marijuana was a medical necessity. You make the statement that the jury found the defendant not guilty because the jury was telling the state to quit wasting their time. You are wrong in this statement and only make it because you wish, hope, pray fervently that most drugs will be legalized. I do believe that if you gave each misdemeanor marijuana jury an instruction that the jury could find a defendant not guilty because the jury does not agree with the law there would be aquittals based upon this instruction.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the posts about prescribed pills, marijuana is probably cheaper with fewer side effects.

Hairypotsmoker said...

Wherever Potter County is they seem to operate with the last vestiges of common sense in the nation. Makes me proud to be an American.

Gleemonex said...

Wouldn't have taken me the entire eleven minutes. Bravo, Potter County jurors!

Anonymous said...

"Pot"-ter County

Go figure

PanhandleSlim said...

Potter county, Redneck side of Amarillo. If that was on Randall county side they would have hung him.

rpm said...

Well there is common sense left in Texas afterall. Hopefully this case will set a precident and the militant war on marijuana will finally come to an end in Texas.