If citizens voted for it and juries made of citizens refuse to convict other citizens for it ...
March 19, 2002 8:16 AM   Subscribe

It seems that the dilemma is about how many plants constitute growing for medical purposes vs. growing for sale. I find it somewhat bizarre that the police asked the DA to take another look at the case, since in many places the police are proponents of decriminalization and probably would have been happy to let it lie.
posted by biscotti at 9:03 AM on March 19, 2002

Again, it saddens me to see my dear amphetamines, which I take on prescription, lumped in with crack and heroin.
posted by bingo at 10:06 AM on March 19, 2002

All I can say is .... YAY! Maybe people will finally stop lumping marijuana in with harder drugs like alcohol, cocaine and heroin.

wait...I think my glaucoma is acting up, later...
posted by patrickje at 10:33 AM on March 19, 2002

i think the cops here in lovely modesto have a lot more to worry about than people growing their own pot....this being the Meth capital of the world and all, and the recent FBI investigation nearby that is looking like the reservoirs in the foothills east of here are a organized crime dead-body dumping ground.
posted by th3ph17 at 1:21 PM on March 19, 2002

The main reason is Proposition 215, the 1996 statute that legalized medical marijuana. Since then, it has become increasingly difficult for prosecutors to convince juries to convict medical marijuana cases.

Brilliant! "Since X was made legal, it's become much harder to send people to jail for committing X." In other news, local speakeasy owner acquitted.
posted by aaronetc at 1:45 PM on March 19, 2002

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