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Montana Medical Marijuana Patients Have Started Dying in Prison

Code of the West is a revealing look at the battle for medical marijuana in Montana. The rural red state threw open its doors to medical marijuana for a few years before slamming them shut again in 2011. Caught in middle were patients and growers, some of whom got eighty years in federal prison for growing pot. On The Nation‘s blog, Liliana Segura catches up with filmmaker Rebecca Cohen who is working to update Code of the West. How does a guy get eighty years in jail for growing a plant? Mandatory minimums.

“Prosecutors often use these threats of draconian mandatory minimums to force people to take pleas. You see almost none of those cases go to trial because rational people [fear] the charges against them. Chris was growing and selling medical marijuana. He had guns at the growhouse. So, in terms of those facts, he’s largely guilty of what he’s accused of. Most people wouldn’t want to test that in front of a jury. But Chris really wanted his day in court, and he wanted to expose the story of how unjust these prosecutorial tactics are.

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Jury Nullification.

That's probably the best line of defence in these ridiculous matters and it did work with a grower not too long ago if my memory serves me correctly.

Yes, here is the article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/doug-darrell-mariju...

Jury nullification occurs when a jury concludes that a defendant is technically guilty, but fails to convict the defendant on the grounds that the law in question is unjust. While jury nullification is legal, judges frequently do not inform juries of this power, and may prohibit defense attorneys from doing so, according to the University of Missouri.

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Sadly someone just down-voted this article.
I guess we have some 'DHS folks' here.

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yeah. i tried to upvote but it stayed the same, so i knew

something was up.

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