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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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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Drug Whisperers

The Drug Whisperers There is a hot controversy going on in Cobb County these days.  It seems some Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) with Cobb County Police Department have developed Jedi skills.  They claim to be able to sense when someone is driving under the influence of drugs, despite the fact that the accused passes all their Field Sobriety Tests (FST).

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