Edward Forchion, known as “NJWeedman”, plead not guilty to charges of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute and fourth-degree possession of drug paraphernalia in Burlington County Superior Court.Forchion faces years in prison if convicted. The prosecutor has offered a deal of 6 years in prison, with 3 of those with no eligibility for parole.
According to Phillyburbs, Forchion is free on bail, and intents to fight the case on Constitutional grounds that the legal code under which he is charge says that marijuana has “no medicinal value”.
Yet in January, outgoing governor Corzine signed a medical marijuana law in New Jersey.
He does not deny that he was in possession of one pound of marijuana when stopped by the police on April 1st, for running a red light.
Forchion is a longtime advocate and activist for marijuana legalization, and currently sells pot legally in California, as part of the Liberty Bell Temple, which he founded.