Thursday, April 27, 2006

Conviction of 'ganja guru' up in smoke - Apr 26, 2006

With all the problems we have in this country, this is a huge waste of time.

De-criminalize Cannabis and be done with it! - Conviction of 'ganja guru' up in smoke - Apr 26, 2006:

"SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- A federal appeals court Wednesday overturned the conviction of 'ganja guru' Ed Rosenthal and ordered a new trial, saying a juror tainted the case by seeking the advice of a lawyer before the verdict.
Rosenthal, the author of many books on marijuana, was sentenced in 2003 to a single day in prison -- the minimum possible in the case -- after a jury found him guilty of growing the plant in violation of federal law.

Rosenthal appealed the felony conviction on several grounds, including that the district court had acted improperly by not ordering a retrial after one of the jurors asked an attorney friend about the case."

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