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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Judge rejects Rastafarian religion plea Reply with quote

Judge rejects Rastafarian religion plea in marijuana case

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A judge has ruled that while she respects a Norwich man's Rastafarian religion which endorses the use of marijuana, the law is the law and she has sent him to prison for 30 months.

Forty-two-year-old Vernon Smith had pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana with intent to sell after police found him with more than 20 pounds of the drug earlier this year.

His lawyer Thursday argued that a Rastafarian believes that selling, trading and possessing marijuana, or "wisdom weed," is "a God-given right." He sought a reduction in the prison time.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there's slap in the face. Why is the lawyer only seeking a reduction in the sentence? What about an appeal on her decision? What about the fact that the supreme court has upheld rastafarians rights to possess cannabis? Wtf is wrong with these people?

Seriously....Who does this woman think she is to jail someone for a religious belief? Do some of these morons even realize what they are doing? I mean, do they get the picture here? Don't they realize that their witch hunt is eventually going to end in huge disaster?

My personal belief is there are far too many automatons in this world. The popular belief is that brain washing is something that happens to fringe religious, political, or ideological groups, but the real truth is that brain washing is and has been accomplished on a MASSIVE scale and often times those "fringe" groups are some of the only ones to realize it, but their attempts to "break away" from the control of their masters is just used against them as evidence that they are the enemies to all that is good and the tyrants are the saviour of the masses from such groups!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I need a jpint.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: More Reply with quote

US CT: Attorney Argues For Rastafarian Client

http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v07/n1331/a02.html?397

Pubdate: Fri, 16 Nov 2007


Source: Day, The (New London,CT)

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The last sentence is revealing!

"That home invasion was because of what you do, which is criminal activity," she said. "You, sir, put your children, your wife and your visiting parents at risk because you sell drugs."

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Fact is, it isn't Vernon Smith's selling of cannabis that put His family at risk;

The risk is created because the government prohibited it.

It's just like the original prohibition with alcohol; now that it's legal, people don't rob one another to take their beer, wine or whiskey.

Or their home brew, etc...

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I think Vernon Smith has a right; a God-given right to use, obtain, possess and or sell the superplant.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I'd have to check that bitch on her facts. I'm sick of people like her, and they're everywhere. She doesn't deserve the title "your honor".
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A judge has ruled that while she respects a Norwich man's Rastafarian religion which endorses the use of marijuana, the law is the law and she has sent him to prison for 30 months.


"the law is the law"..... WTF. I we have to call you "your honor" you damned well better not be picking and choosing with laws you have sworn to "honor."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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