Man With Marijuana Charge Lights Joint in Court
A man sparked more than controversy when he lit a joint in court as he appeared before a judge.
Spencer Alan Boston was in court in Wilson County, Tennessee, to answer to a marijuana possession charge, but it seemed he was trying to make a point about the drug being legalized. “I think he knew what he was doing before he came to court,” said Lt. Scott Moore of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. Inside Edition.com’s Mara Montalbano has more.
What is the legal status of marijuana in Spain and how does it affect the man’s charge for growing marijuana in his home?
On March 8th, 2021, a man with a marijuana charge reportedly pulled out a joint and proceeded to light it in court in the Spanish town of La Linea de la Concepcion. The man, whose name has not been released, was appearing in court on a charge of growing marijuana in his home.
The incident, which was recorded on video and shared on social media, has sparked controversy and public debate about drug laws and the behavior of individuals in court.
The legal status of marijuana in Spain is complicated. While it is illegal to sell marijuana or possess it in public, it is legal to grow and consume it in private, provided it is for personal consumption and not for sale.
Despite this, the man was arrested in February 2020 for allegedly growing almost 80 marijuana plants in his home. He was released on bail pending trial, which was scheduled for March 8th, 2021.
During the trial, the man reportedly pulled out a joint and began to light it in the courtroom, to the shock of everyone present. The presiding judge quickly called for a recess and ordered the man to leave the courtroom.
The incident has sparked outrage among some members of the public, who argue that the man was being disrespectful to the court and making light of a serious charge. Others have defended the man, arguing that he was simply exercising his right to consume marijuana in private.
Regardless of one’s stance on drug laws or personal freedom, it is clear that this incident highlights the need for more education and understanding around drug laws and court conduct. Whether or not marijuana should be legal is a matter of ongoing debate, but it is important that individuals understand the legal consequences of their actions and behave in a respectful manner in court.