At Panera Bread in Orlando, Florida I met with People United for Medical Marijuana (PUFMM) for an all day meeting. It was a meeting of the minds to strategically plan their campaign to legalize medical marijuana.
In speaking to the 3o or so people in the room, I explained that: Jurors can nullify bad laws by refusing to convict people being tried under those laws. When jurors refuse to convict, legislators and prosecutors know the law is NOT supported by the community. Acquittals and hung juries are politically embarrassing to legislators, power craving prosecutors, bureaucrats, and most judges.
It costs many lives to establish a jury system designed to protect our individual rights. One informed person on each jury can regain these rights!
I also explained to the group, that the government seems to think that it owns their body. By the government making a law stating that an individual can NOT put marijuana in his or her body, in fact does mean that the government owns that individuals body.
The group seemed to be receptive to the information that I gave them. I gave the members of the group a mixture of brochures, and asked them to join me around the court houses around Florida.
We shall see what happens.