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Mistrial declared for Denver cannabis church leaders charged with public marijuana consumption

By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff

“‘I’ve never seen that,’ the defendants’ attorney Warren C. Edson said of the array of people that questioned the prosecution’s legal theory during jury selection. ‘Hopefully this is a wake-up call for the city that this (case) isn’t the open-and-shut matter that they think that it is.’

“One member of the jury pool questioned why seven police detectives were on the prosecution’s witness list for a misdemeanor marijuana case.

“Another said he didn’t think tax dollars should be spent prosecuting such cases.”

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