Mexico says marijuana legalization in U.S. could change anti-drug strategies

The decision by voters in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana has left President-elect Enrique Pea Nieto and his team scrambling to reformulate their anti-drug strategies in light of what one senior aide called "a game-changing" referendum in the United States. Full Story
Patriot

Denver, CO

#1 Nov 8, 2012
Since Our federal government is still being so foolish as to think to set themselves up as King by threatening to still go against the will of the People, and since so many People suffer harm, loss and imprisonment because of the insane Marijuana laws, you should know that there is a simple way that We can fight it.

Any jury in America may exercise their Right of jury nullification, and even though judges don’t mention it, when you serve on a jury, it's not just the defendant on trial. It's the law as well. If jurors think a law is un-Constitutional, unfair or think that applying it in their particular case would be unjust, then they do not have to find the defendant guilty, even if the evidence clearly indicates guilt according to existing 'law'.

Until Congressional politicians reform marijuana laws, jury nullification is one of the only ways to avoid imposing cruel "mandatory minimum" penalties on marijuana users, growers and sellers who don't deserve to go to prison.

So, if you ever serve on a jury where the defendant is accused of a Marijuana crime, don't forget about jury nullification. Tell the other jurors you don't have to convict, even if all the evidence points to guilt, if you don't agree with the application of the law in this instance. And if you can't swing your peers to your way of thinking, at least you can cause the jury to return a hung verdict.

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"Jurors should acquit, even against the judge's instruction... if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction the charge of the court is wrong." ~ Alexander Hamilton, 1804


"It is not only the juror's right, but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement and conscience, though in direct opposition to the instruction of the court." ~ John Adams, 1771



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"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded."

Abraham Lincoln (1809-65), U.S. President.
Speech, 18 Dec. 1840, to Illinois House of Representatives

GOD Bless.
StrangerThanFict ion

Allentown, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2012
The big question is, Will making Marijuana legal stop all the killing in Mexico?
This is what I want to know.
Patriot

Denver, CO

#4 Nov 21, 2012
StrangerThanFiction wrote:
The big question is, Will making Marijuana legal stop all the killing in Mexico?
This is what I want to know.
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"Will making Marijuana legal stop all the killing in Mexico?"

Killing, or call it by it's rightful name - murder - hasn't stopped since the murder of Abel.

http://bible.cc/jude/1-11.htm

http://bible.cc/2_peter/2-15.htm

http://niv.scripturetext.com/numbers/16.htm
Patriot

Denver, CO

#5 Nov 21, 2012
What GOD has called "good" no man has the right to make illegal for profit.

Then GOD said,“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And GOD saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. Genesis 1:11-13

"Let your moderation be known unto all men. The LORD is at hand." Philippians 4:5

The criminalization and demonization of cannabis is a recent invention:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sula_Benet

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