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

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.' "