San Diego Mayor Urges Jurors To Reject Federal Law in Pot Dispensary Case

Says, "It's time, like with Prohibition, to step back and say this was a stupid thing to do"


San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has injected himself into a federal criminal case against the operator of a medical marijuana dispensary, intensifying his standoff with federal prosecutors on cannabis enforcement issues.

Filner's urging jurors who'll be chosen for the trial to reject federal law in favor of state statutes under a centuries-old legal concept known as "jury nullification"-- whereby jurors can refuse to convict people under laws they believe should not be applied.

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