The NJWeedman is back, and he is trying to shake up the system with a bold legal defense against felony charges he is facing for possession of a pound of marijuana found in the back of his car.
Edward Forchion is due in court on April 10, from charges originating from a 2010 police stop. He obtained the pot legally in California where he previously operated a legal medical marijuana dispensary.
His defense strategy is to argue that the New Jersey marijuana laws themselves are unfair given that NJ passed a medical marijuana law, yet the NJ marijuana possession statute states explicitly that marijuana has no legitimate uses.
His views and personality make Mr. Forchion something of a cause celeb amount libertarians, Rastafarians, and medical marijuana advocates. He is a leader in the marijuana legalization movement nationwide.