Montana pot trial jury pool stages ‘revolt’

During pre-trial polling, a Missoula, Montana, criminal trial jury pool essentially told incredulous prosecutors that they would refuse to convict a defendant for possession of 1/16th of an ounce of marijuana. Five potential jurors told the prosecutor they could not believe the county was “wasting money” on such a trial.

More from the Billings Gazette:

Public opinion, as revealed by the reaction of a substantial portion of the members of the jury called to try the charges on Dec. 16, 2010, is not supportive of the state’s marijuana law and appeared to prevent any conviction from being obtained simply because an unbiased jury did not appear available under any circumstances,” according to the plea memorandum filed by his attorney.


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