Greetings to those present, your honour, people in the jury. Also, thanks to my many supporters in the gallery, big ups to each and every one, I give praise and thanks for your support. I would like to address the jury:
You personally today have the unique and once in a lifetime ability to change not just the course of one mans life – mine – but to also change the entire course of NZ legal history itself by contributing a precedent setting legal case due to Jury Nullification! How come? Why is this case gonna change the course of law?
That is because, like it or not, laws are created three ways:
creatively by politicians
destructively by judges
and also destructively by juries like you (potentially) today in the appeal court!!!
This is because in a free society, if the people see that a law is wrong, they can oppose it. If enough cases fall to jury nullifcation, the government must pass a law.
If you feel that there is something wrong happening here – and you should – then I suggest you acquit me. This is the only sure approach in order to maintain your own good sanity and peace of mind. Otherwise you shall have to consider the fact that you have directly contributed to the very real and material suffering that would happen to me if I got convicted for this victimless crime. Think about it again – I would go into Jail because of you, in a sense because you personally believe that the laws being tried in that court that day were valid. These laws aren’t necessarily valid, and you do not have to abide by them, even though the judge and bailiff may restrain me and try to stop me from telling you this, the reality is that you do actually have the ability to say no, enough is enough, and this person here is innocent of these “crimes”.
For I have done nothing more than help my good friends to find a super high quality dried flower that was grown, and perhaps even help them to not encounter other “dark side” type characters who might sell more chemical-based highs due to the underworld associated with the prohibition of cannabis. Cannabis is not a gateway drug. Cannabis prohibition is the gateway drug. That’s the thing that exposes people to uncontrolled sale of narcotic. Legalise the growing, sale and distro, helps not only the health of the users but also the economy and environment too. I guess the point of this paragraph is that I was helping society doing this thing they want to continue to call a crime.
CAUTION: Do not allow yourself to become brainwashed. The bailiff and judge will now try and pursuade you not to consider anything that I have to say – they may have already tried to bar me from saying this very speech that I pre-wrote beforehand for this very day (hate to see I had to fucking use this letter). If they do that shit, then I am definitely taking this shit to the appeals court, maybe even the supreme court, fuck it, what ever it takes, this shit is important to me. Anyhow back to the point of this paragraph: The babylon system will now try to tell you this not relevant and to only consider the evidence at hand and the laws at hand, not whether the laws are correct or not. Don’t believe the hype: Go and read up on that wikipedia page about it : if a pattern of acquittals develops in response to repeated attempts to prosecute a statutory offence, it can have the de facto effect of invalidating the statute. A pattern of jury nullification may indicate public opposition to an unwanted legislative enactment.. Hello? Did you hear that correct? Yes that could perhaps be a “public opposition” right there. Acquit me or try and sleep nowing I’m insider because of your pathetic weakness, not being able to stand up for your own self let alone someone who really could use your help right now (me).
Seriously – I want you to sleep well at night. Don’t put this puppy into prison. It’s actually waiste fo money (I’m contributing tax dollars currently, but inside it will cost about $200k to you as a tax payer). Do the right thing. Sleep well.
You as a citizen and jury-member have the right to stand up and say, no fuck it, SecretStoner has a fucking point, this law is a motherfucking ass, screw this, fuck what you say, give the man a break, we find the defendant…. not guilty!
“Juries were instituted to protect citizens from the tyranny of government”
Clay S. Conrad defines “jury nullification” this way:
Jurors in criminal trials have the right to refuse to convict if they believe that a conviction would be in some way unjust… If juries are nothing more than rubber stamps, they are no limit on government’s power to pass unjust, immoral, or oppressive laws, and citizens are entirely at the mercy of sometimes jaded or corrupt courts and legislatures.
And for christs sake, look, why be all up and anctious about a herb which, well look this picture says it all…
BE HAPPY OK – DONT BE GOING PUTTING NICE GUYS LIKE ME IN JAIL
I just wanna pay taxes and contribute to helping the environment and making some great music. Not sit in jail all day getting depressed about how cool my life used to be (and it was wicked) and how to rebuild it later. OK? Sort it. Power in your hand guvna. Do it jury man. Do me and your country proud. Do it for yourself.