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NJ Weedman Arrest

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New Jersey’s self-proclaimed “Weedman” Edward Forchion was sentenced to 9 months for marijuana possession in New Jersey. The marijuana he had was legally purchased in California where he is a medical marijuana patient for treatment of his bone cancer.

Even though medical marijuana is now legal in the Garden State, pot purchased legally in California is not considered legal in New Jersey.

Ironically, the judge who sentenced Forchion to nine months in prison actually allows him to leave the prison for ten days every month so he can go back to California to get treatment which includes marijuana.

So to break it down, a court sentenced Forchion to time in prison for possession of marijuana, but are still acknowledging that medical marijuana is a treatment he needs by granting him permission to smoke marijuana ten days out of the month.

Currently Forchion is not a medical marijuana patient in New Jersey and has reached out to Governor Christie for help in getting him on the list here.

“Last week what I did when I got out of jail is I went to the state capitol and I basically filed a request for clemency with the governor’s office and asked the governor if he would grant me clemency to end this imprisonment at least until the appellate court gets a chance to work out the arguments with the New Jersey medical marijuana law which I felt should have protected me,” Forchion said.

Forchion also discussed the struggles he’s faced throughout this whole ordeal.

“This case actually started in 2010 and at the time the law had just been passed in New Jersey, three months after the law had been passed I was visiting New Jersey from California and I had my medicine with me and I got recognized by a New Jersey State Trooper and this whole nightmare got started,” he said.

Forchion suffers from bone cancer which results in bone tumors. “I have two or three of them on my right femur, I have a couple of them in my shoulders too, but the one in my right femur is growing into my knee joint and the most serious aspect of it is it causes constant pain,” he said.

The decision to use marijuana as a medicine is Forchion’s choice and he fully backs his decision. “I’m treated like a patient in California and a prisoner in New Jersey,” he said.

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