Lately there has been a trend of cannabis advocates defaulting to the philosophy of “NO MENS REA” as an alternative to repealing prohibitions, decriminalizing cannabis, and legalizing the market. Thorne Peters was a hardcore advocate of this philosophy. Sadly, according to followers, he was killed in custody of police as he was fighting for this principle.
If this principle was the ground breaking philosophy that would trump applied law then it should be utilized as widely as possible. HOWEVER, After consulting with Tom Dean – Attorney For Cannabis It would seem this defense would have limited use and we are going to break it down Thursday Jan 23 with a broadcast breaking down what No Mens Rea is. When it can be used and what the best way to get cannabis charges thrown out or dismissed should be .