In late 2012, a New Jersey jury found
marijuana activist and medical marijuana user Ed Forchion, AKA the
NJ Weedman, not guilty of a possession with intent charge.
Subsequently, Forchion, who had moved to California and opened a
medical marijuana dispensary, claimed the DEA was targeting him and
in part because he beat the New Jersey charge.
Now the Weedman is back in New Jersey,
serving a nine month “staggered” prison sentence on a 2010
marijuana possession conviction and related probation violation.
Forchion’s sentence is staggered because he’s allowed to leave for
ten days every month for bone cancer treatment, which includes
taking medical marijuana. He’s not stopped his marijuana activism
while in jail, either. My 9 NJ
Forchion’s latest endeavor is the “Just Say No To
Governor Christie” campaign.
“Governor Christie made a political point to be opposed to the
marijuana laws and cannabis laws and just taking a cue from the
“Just Say No” campaign I figured I would put out the ads nationally
to opposed Governor Christie’s campaign for presidency,” Forchion
Forchion has voiced his displeasure in the past with the difficulty
to get a medical marijuana card in New Jersey and the lack of
recipients who have been approved compared to the amount of people
who need it.
Last year, a New Jersey medical marijuana patient and his physician
sued the state government of New Jersey, alleging the Christie
administration was sabotaging the medical marijuana program by
deliberately delaying the approval of applications and missing
Related, Reason TV talked with Forchion last year about how jury
nullification got him his 2012 not guilty verdict. Watch below:
from Hit & Run http://reason.com/blog/2014/01/03/nj-weedman-leaves-jail-once-a-month-for