DOJ Says Talking About Pot Legality Should Be Barred At Trial

By Sam Reisman (April 22, 2022, 5:31 PM EDT) -- U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors have asked a Maryland federal judge to bar any discussion of cannabis legalization at an upcoming trial of a man facing federal conspiracy charges for shipping marijuana across the country.

Specifically, prosecutors are seeking a court order precluding the defendant, Jonathan Wall, or his defense counsel from "asking questions, presenting evidence, or making arguments regarding the way the law in other jurisdictions treats marijuana."

The government said that such evidence would not change the facts of the case, would most likely "confuse the issues and mislead the jury," and suggested that the only purpose of raising...

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