MT: Jury pool in marijuana case stages “mutiny”

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December 20, 2010
The Missoulian    
Posted in LAND News, News

"A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court last week. Jurors -- well, potential jurors -- staged a revolt. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana. ... No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce. In fact, one juror wondered why the county was wasting time and money prosecuting the case at all, said a flummoxed Deputy Missoula County Attorney Andrew Paul." [hat tip -- Kirsten Tynan] (12/19/10)  

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