Texas Juries Refusing to Send Pot Offenders to Prison: NPR

Drug courts and the state-mandated rehab industry detail their trouble with cannabis decriminalization, in yet another pot piece by NPR — which has recently gone all in on the topic. “These days it’s difficult for a lot of people to see marijuana as a problem, even if they have never touched the stuff,” says Judge John Creuzot of Dallas, who has presided over drug courts and regular felony courts. “When we get into guilt, innocence and punishment, you see a lot of pushback, especially on marijuana, from the citizens [juries],” he says. “They don’t think it should be a felony offense and … so it’s very difficult to get them to commit to sending someone to the penitentiary for possession of marijuana.” Our hearts go out Judge Creuzot and the challenges he faces locking up potheads. Also in that piece …

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