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NH jury nullifies marijuana prosecution

New Hampshire Jury Nullifies its First Felony Marijuana Case

A major victory is scored for jury nullification with the acquittal of felony marijuana charges – and it’s all thanks to a “straight-laced little old lady” juror and participant of the Free State Project.

Barnstead, NH (PRWEB) September 16, 2012
Doug Darrell beat the odds and walked home from his trial as a free man on Friday, a major win for the state’s new jury nullification law. Facing felony drug cultivation charges for growing marijuana plants behind his house, the 59-year-old Rastafarian saw all of the charges against him dropped after jurors in his trial successfully convinced their peers to nullify the case on the grounds that Darrell was simply trying to obey the customs of his religion.

“Many of us wondered what kind of precedent this would set,” said juror and FSP participant Cathleen Converse in an exclusive interview with Free Talk Live. “But after chewing on all of the possibilities and re-reading the definition of nullification, we all decided that the only fair thing to do was to vote with our consciences and acquit the defendant of all charges.”


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Positive coverage by Union Leader and JBS

This story was positively covered by both the Union Leader http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120919/NEWS03/709199941 and the JBS recently http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/12892-new-ha...

Live Free or Die!

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Live free or die!


Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

With all the silly laws...

...there are, I'm glad this was an option for the guy. Many laws just seem to be about money and power anyway.

Marijuana use is also an

Marijuana use is also an acceptable custom in the Bible:

Genesis 1:29. The New American Standard Translation.
Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you."

Genesis 1:29. The Authorized Version.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

More: http://www.holyhemp.org/

Power to the people!

Nullification is where our true power lies.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.



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Any time nullification is in

Any time nullification is in the headline it is an amazing story. What a powerful tool this is. These little glimmers of hope are what keep us all marching forward.

- Grow Mushrooms at Home

Hats off to the Free State Project

for getting the law changed about informing juries of their power to nullify.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.