TENNESSEE: Man facing marijuana charge lights joint in front of judge

A man facing a marijuana possession charge in Tennessee lit a joint and started smoking in front of the judge in his courtroom.

Spencer Boston, 20, was in court for the possession charge Tuesday, but he argued marijuana should be legal. Both medical and recreational use of marijuana are currently illegal in Tennessee

A video of Boston’s court appearance shows him nodding as a judge speaks, then reaching into his jacket, pull out a joint and light it.

Boston was quickly escorted out and held in contempt of court. He was also charged with disorderly conduct.

Boston is now serving 10 days in jail. After that, he’ll be eligible for bond.