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 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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