Juries are giving pot defendants a pass

In cases involving small amounts of marijuana, some people aren't willing to uphold the law in court
24 December 2010
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Prosecutors say they are increasingly mindful of as marijuana use wins growing legal and public tolerance: Some jurors may be reluctant to convict for an offense many people no longer regard as serious. "It's not on a level where it's become a problem. But we'll hear, 'I think marijuana should be legal, I'm not going to follow the law.' "

Los Angeles Times (US)
Friday, December 24, 2010