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verdictheader.jpgA pot smuggling trial that rocked Australia was blogged live by Australia’s National Nine News – a sea change in court reporting.
Draconian drug laws still exist in many nations, (like this one) while countries like Canada have all but legalized pot. The case of Australian Schapelle Corby, a former Gold Coast beauty student convicted of smuggling 4.1kg of marijuana into Bali in her bodyboard bag has gripped the Australian consciousness like few others before, accoding to Anyone stopped in the street is likely to have an opinion, they said.
There is so much concern over the trial that it may actually harm Australian relations with Bali, according to Australian media. Indonesian law actually allows the death penalty for the offense, so she got off easy. However, Ms Corby has continually pleaded her innocence to the charges against her, claiming that baggage handlers put the drugs in her luggage.
NOTE: Australian blogger Trevor Cook gives his take on the case in a comment below. Thanks Trevor!