A Case of Jury Nullification in Rural Georgia

Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia 10/31/2017 Jury nullification occurs when a jury returns a verdict of “Not Guilty” despite its belief that the defendant is guilty of the violation charged. The jury in effect nullifies a law that it believes is either immoral or wrongly applied to the defendant whose fate they are charged with deciding. Today I watched a trial jury do the right thing,

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FULTON COUNTY GEORGIA SUES PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES OVER OPIATES

Fulton County and Atlanta are proving themselves to be leaders in Georgia when it comes to taking common sense actions regarding the health and well-being of their citizens.  In a bold action, Fulton County has announced they will be suing companies that make and distribute opiates.  Just this month in another bold move Atlanta passed legislation aimed at reducing penalties

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A Rose By Any Other Name

What’s in a Name? Marijuana, Grass, Chronic, Ganja, Weed.  Just a few of the hundreds of nicknames Cannabis is called by.  I always called it weed in my younger days, as in, “Hey, man.  You got any weed?”.  These days, after much research, I have a tendency to call it Cannabis, especially when speaking to legislators and medical professionals.  That is

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PROVE IT, David Baker!

Whose Faith? Whose Freedom?

At the Georgia Republican Assembly Convention on 8/12/2017 David Baker, the Executive Director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia, used a portion of a 1993 quote from the then Executive Director of NORML, Richard Cowan.  Mr. Baker quoted Cowan as saying “The key to it (marijuana legalization) is medical access”.  Baker’s comments were videoed by AllOnGeorgia’s Jonathan Jiles, who wrote

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