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The Florida Supreme Court has upheld that state’s draconian new drug law that says the prosecution no longer has the burden to prove Defendants knew the “illicit nature” of drugs in their possession.  Put another way, as the dissent points out, this makes it easier for the State to prosecute people who had drugs planted on them or who were driving a car or carrying luggage in which someone else had stashed drugs without their knowledge.  A very scary decision that puts even more power in the hands of the government to prosecute its’ “War on Drugs”.

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