Originally Posted by rnoldh
Yeah, I always wondered how people on Adderall were able to sleep.
And if he's off the Adderal that might partly explain his 100Lb+ weight gain.
To the Lawyers. HB put on your serious face.
If Z did not have toxicology done after the incident ( but he admitted to being on the meds ) could the prosecution get it in.
It is surprising that the prosecution has not made a big deal of Z's medications.
If you know about stuff like Lean HB, you would agree I think, that someone on Adderall and Benzos would be much more prone to agressive, unpredictable behavior than someone on weed.
I don't know FLA specifically, but in PA at least the Prosecution would not be able to get a statement from the Defendant about meds he was on at the time of the incident in during its case in chief. If the defendant testifies it could conceivably open the door to allowing such statements to come in as a Prosecution rebuttal witness.
As it is my understanding that no blood test was done of Zimmerman and his medical records show he was prescribed Adderall and Temazepam in the year prior to the shooting (no idea if they were prescribed concurrently or if by the same Dr.) but there is no evidence he was on either at the time of the incident it is unlikely the Prosecution would be able to get that evidence in, absent some testimony from Z that could lead to them being introduced in rebuttal. For example, if Z is asked on direct "Did you take any medications on the day of the incident?" So long as the defense stays away from that line of questioning he should be fine.
And yes, r, I agree that weed would not likely have the effect of making someone aggressive. However, there are instances where it can increase paranoia in some people, which might have lead T to suspect he was being stalked when in fact he was not. Just a possibility which I expect the D will raise.