Ed Forchion is determined to challenge New Jersey drug laws, and by extension his New Jersey marijuana possession charge on Constitutional grounds. His legal theory is based on a reading of the new medical marijuana law, and believes his criminal charges give him standing to do so in court.
According to phillyburbs.com, the man called “NJ Weedman”, believes that the drug possession law under which his was arrested may be invalid, since it states that “marijuana has no medicinal value”. Given the new limited medical marijuana use law in NJ, those laws appear to be in conflict.
Forchion now operates a legal marijuana dispensary in California, believes the New Jersey medical marijuana law is unfairly restrictive about the very limited legal uses for marijuana for medicinal purposes. He is a cult hero and activist for marijuana legalization, and is promoting his legal battle at his site njweedman.com.
As we noted before, Mr. Forchion faces serious criminal charges of marijuana possession and distribution, after a traffic stop in Burlington County. If convicted, he could face significant prison time for this indictable (felony level) offense.