While not to many great things come from Montana, I will admit, they have awesome juries;

A funny thing happened on the way to a trial in Missoula County District Court this month.

Jurors — well, potential jurors — staged a revolt.

They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody for having a couple of buds of marijuana.

The jurors have had it. They realized something that most of us have known for a long time; convicting casual marijuana users is a waste of taxpayer’s time and money.

“I think that’s outstanding,” John Masterson, who heads Montana’s branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said when told of the incident. “The American populace over the last 10 years or so has begun to believe in a majority that assigning criminal penalties for the personal possession of marijuana is an unjust and a stupid use of government resources.”

Read the whole article. Good stuff to fill your pipe with.

2 Thoughts on “Smokin’ Pot? Who cares.

  1. The pro forces are blowing this out of proportion. From TFA “No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce.”
    It’s about how idiotic it is to prosecute for such a trivial amount, not about some jurors saying pot is a-ok.

  2. There are many, many great things from Montana: Mike Mansfield, Lee Metcalf, Jon Tester, Water of the Gods, and Bozone Beer.

    Hey, South Dakotans! Put Belle Fourche in the rearview mirror and flee the chemical toilet!

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