A federal appeals court in Argentina has ruled that a grandmother must stand trial for growing two marijuana plants in her backyard.
Argentina allows personal consumption of marijuana, and a federal judge had issued a stay against prosecuting the unnamed woman, who swore she used the marijuana solely for herself, the government's Judicial Information Center said last week.
But the public prosecutor's office appealed the ruling, and a federal appeals court overturned the previous decision because the woman lives with her two sons and a grandchild. She could not prove the marijuana was solely for personal consumption, the three-page appeals court ruling said.Seems like a pretty high burden for the defense to prove that no one else has ever touched the stuff. Does the prosecutor not have to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?
While CNN only posted the story because it involved a grandmother and drugs, you would think that they would include a little more detail. Is there any evidence that the sons and/or grandchild used the marijuana and is that even relevatnt to the prosecutor's case?