I Finally Met NJ Weedman In Person!

Photo Courtesy of NJWeedman.com
Photo Courtesy of NJWeedman.com

On Sunday, February 9th, I went to visit the NJ Weedman. I’d spoken to him several times for interviews, updates on how he and his case were doing and I’d always promised to see if and how I could sell an article about him to one of the state or national publications. But we’d never met in person. The forecast called for snow and I didn’t want to get caught in a storm, but I allowed him to make me feel bad for wanting to cancel, so I drove to Sicklerville anyhow and met him at his mother’s house where he was staying.

His mom’s place is a very cozy, very cluttered suburban home. It’s filled with numerous African-American antiques and artifacts, books, knick knacks and historical mementos, including an old 1950s turquoise stove that draws the eye toward it before the front door is even shut behind you. He’s very proud of the fact that he was raised in such an educational atmosphere, and that he was taught to embrace not only his history and Black culture, but knowledge in general. He credits his mom — a very sweet lady who told me she was “working on a project” when I walked in, which was why she didn’t want to get my hands dirty — with insisting he read, read and then read some more. So we sat in a back room overlooking the yard with a switched-off TV and loads of books, and I turned on my recorder.

We began with him telling me that his knee tumor is growing again.

Ed travels once per month back to New Jersey to see his children, ranging in age from six to 28. This was what he was doing when he was busted with weed back in 2010, which led to the legal trouble that prompted me to write the first article about him and his medical issues for this blog: The Real Issue.

We also spoke about his animosity for the governor, who according to Ed, has had it out for him for 10 years, back when he was United States Attorney for New Jersey, like a witch hunt.

We talked about the New Jersey Compassionate Use Act (2010), which to date hasn’t been fully implemented although New Jerseyans voted for it and largely understand the powerful value of not only medicinal marijuana, but the cash crop potential of weed. After all, we are the Garden State. This subject led Ed to speak at length about how he sees his future. He knows he has a potentially groundbreaking case, one that can garner national attention and be used as an example for other states in America to develop their own compassionate use laws.

“I have the perfect college thesis court case! I want to be the Roe v. Wade of marijuana, at least here in New Jersey,” he says.

So, he gave me the contact information for his lawyer, appeals attorney and mafia specialist John Saykanic, whom he insists will talk to me and point me in the right legal direction. Ed says Saykanic believes his to be the most important marijuana case in New Jersey history. I know some of Ed’s other supporters, like nurse and advocate Ken Wolski, who will offer a quote or two and even introduce me to other folks, maybe folks from NORML New Jersey who’d add color and dimension to his story. But will precedence, originality and putting a lifestyle spin on this story be enough for a national publication to pick it up and PAY me for it?

Who knows?

Ed has already told me that national magazine High Times, which is probably the most reputable magazine about marijuana use and advocacy won’t write about him, that they’re biased against him. Great (High Times pays really well). He also said that there are many more publications, that for one discriminatory reason or other, won’t publish a fair article about him either.

This doesn’t inspire confidence in a freelance writer. It’s a damned shame too, because Ed Forchion — A.K.A. The NJ Weedman — is one of the more intelligent, interesting and inspiring people I’ve come across as a freelance journalist. His story deserves to be told. Whenever I speak to him it seems as if he’s got oceans of information to spill about his chaotic life; that he’s just in need of someone who’ll simply listen objectively and who wants to cover more than what can sensationally sell papers or matter of factly detail his court appearances, of which there are very many. He speaks in sort of a spider web of subjects, each one loosely connected and expanding on another, and within minutes he can go from talking about his legal case, to his Liberty Bell Temple marijuana dispensary in California, to his medical issues, to his lack of Black support, to his mom being an “Angela Davis wannabe,” to how he feels sorry for Trenton Mayor Tony Mack in the wake of his corruption charge conviction and how his lighter wouldn’t light while he was standing outside the courthouse when the jury let out and he couldn’t do a weed-fueled interview with his iPhone. I envision a front page story for some publication who shares my view that Ed is a fascinating figure, whether you agree with him or not, and his story deserves the platform that a big publication can provide. He’s lost everything: all his money, a woman he loved, his dog…and he’ll keep going because he believes, KNOWS, that his cause is a righteous one.

Perhaps I’ll pitch a lifestyle article, long form (more than 1,000 words), to the Courier-Post and to the Burlington County Times. I’ll attach this blog.  Let me go do that now.

Stop Chris Christie: Sign The Petition

Our Sweet Governor. Not!
Our Sweet Governor. Not!

I am NOT a political writer.

This is for good reason. If I were a political journalist, and travelled throughout our great state researching, uncovering and discerning all that could improve New Jersey statewide, I’d be simply exhausted.

The subjects that interest me are at times political in tone or in circumstance, yet dedicating myself daily to the practice of unearthing political topics in our state’s capitol or in Washington to write about them depresses the hell out of me.  The thick skin it requires I just do not have. Nor do I have the stomach for the corruption, the heart for the filth or the endurance for the constant deception politicians and their staffs are wont to unleash during their careers.

All that said, I cannot stand our Governor, Chris Christie. I’ve written about him briefly before, in a pro-Booker way rather than an anti-Christie way, for this blog. But I really can’t stand him.

He’s good at all that corruption and deception shit. Plus, any man who swings around to point in the face and scream at a woman for asking a simple question while his ignorant wife grins beside him needs to be punched square in the face. So, some friends of mine, more politically motivated than I, suggest what we can do about his new fiasco, “Bridgegate,” if we’d like to change things.

Go to this website: Christie Must Go. Sign the petition.

“One of these days, Alice…”

 

The AP Ticker “Piggie of the Week” featuring our Governor:

Please, Cory Booker, Be Our Governor!

Courtesy of NJ.com

The dude’s got charisma.

The dude’s got heart.

And the dude has proven that he cares about his constituents by taking up challenges that no other politician does.

He’s Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker and he’s going on a weeklong “Food Stamp Challenge” beginning this Tuesday, December 4th.

Earlier this month via Twitter Booker “got into it” with another tweeter, from North Carolina, challenged by Booker because she believes, as do many Republicans, that, “nutrition is not the responsibility of the government.”  Well, Booker countered and now we’ll see him take on yet another harsh reality, improper nutrition among the poor, just as he did as a young upstart politician in Newark by living in the projects (that’s the ‘hood, people) for some time so as to become accustomed to the lifestyle there and, in turn, to the issues facing people who can’t pull themselves out of that environment. Pretty dedicated for a Stanford and Oxford-educated prep football star with upper-middle-class parents.

The big question that remains, however, is will he run for governor of New Jersey and unseat Chris Christie?

Although Christie is definitely soaring in the approval ratings because of the brilliant manner he conducted himself during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he ain’t down in those trenches, human trenches, like Cory Booker is.

According to Politico, Booker will live on $1.40 per meal and will announce a celebrity partner who’ll take up this challenge with him. With as much weed as he smokes, it won’t be hip hop emcee and Newark-native Redman. The munchies will be just terrible when all you’ve got is $1.40 per meal to spend. And you damn sure won’t be seeing Chris Christie taking up challenges like this. For obvious reasons.

Governor Chris Christie joined Jon Stewart on The Daily Show earlier in the week, here’s Mayor Booker’s turn on December 12th… 

Republicans Be Mad, Huh?

Christie: Angry Fat Man or GOP Savior?

The people have spoken.

Barack Hussein Obama was reelected President of these United States last night, and most folks have some feelings on it.

There was riot behavior at the University of Mississippi after reports that blacks may have rioted if Obama lost his bid for reelection. Donald Trump, Ted Nugent and Ann Coulter were their usual hateful, ignorant selves via Twitter. And there were postings of upside down flags, rumblings about leaving the country and statements about how this “isn’t America” anymore.

Yet with all the vitriol and all the disagreeing, this can be an important watershed moment for the conservative side of the political aisle. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, this means YOU!

New Jerseyans (and America) saw the cooperation and affection between Christie and the President during last week’s tour of the Jersey Shore after being ravaged by hurricane Sandy and Christie’s insistence that the issue isn’t political (if you haven’t, see below). Which begs the question: what happened to the sane conservatives, the republicans who may not agree with many liberal ideas and legislature, but who still love America more than they hate being disagreed with and are willing to work with those on the democrat side of the aisle to make America a better place for all?  The country has had enough of Palin, Bachmann, Akin, Mourdock, Brewer, Romney and the angry Chris Christie, the one pumping his fist during the Republican National Convention. Our Governor has an important opportunity here to present himself as a presidential candidate who will bring some decency, composure and leadership back to a republican party that’s been littered with whack jobs and extremists at the expense of the thoughtful, well-informed, and reasonable members of the GOP. He showed it during his tour of the shore. Now, he needs to break up the Tea Party.

Quit yelling so much, Chris. And get yourself in shape to bring your party back. Your peeps need you!

VIDEO: Chris Christie on President Obama after hurricane Sandy 

New Jersey, Hurricane Sandy and This Week’s Nor’easter.

Courtesy of kfwbam.com

Sometimes New Jersey just can’t catch a break, and this ain’t about “Jersey Shore.”

Local news outlets, like the Courier-Post are reporting another big storm, this one a nor’easter and its strong winds and tidal implications, hitting us this Wednesday, November 7th.

Say what?

New Jersey is still bouncing back from Hurricane Sandy. And we’ll be bouncing for some months, if not years in some areas.

Some are still without power. Some are in need of food, clean water and shelter. Some lost everything, yet we need to prepare for another big storm.

VIDEO: President Obama’s tour of the Jersey shore with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vs. the “other guy’s” response…

 Some Important Contact Numbers:

  • PSE&G 1-800-833-7476 (or @PSEGDelivers via Twitter for those without landline connections)
  • American Red Cross 1 800 RED CROSS
  • FEMA DisasterAssistance.gov and READY.gov

And if you haven’t voted early, don’t fret. According to reports today, people who’ve been displaced by last week’s storm can still vote tomorrow, remotely, by e-mail. How cool is that? For more information, click HERE.

The Most Succinct Hurricane Sandy Article In The Universe.

Courtesy of USA Today

If you could sleep through it and don’t yet know, we had a storm. Her name was Sandy.

It was bad. It rained. The wind blew. The power and cable and internet went out. Stuff fell down.

Most of us got over it.

Now, we start cleaning up.

We’re New Jerseyans. We’re tough. We move on.

If in need of assistance, click HERE.

Video courtesy of Leon Tucker of the Courier-Post

Here’s A Secret For Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion

Robert Edward “NJ Weedman” Forchion hasn’t yet arrived in New Jersey to take part in his follow-up trial for the distribution charge stemming from his last arrest in the state. Last Spring, he detailed his struggle with Giant Cell Tumors and his subsequent admission into a drug study using the experimental Denosumab, led by a Dr. Henrifar of the Sarcoma Oncology Center in Santa Monica, CA. Back then he was found guilty of possession of marijuana, but the more serious intent to distribute charge was left until now.

This, however, isn’t the NJ Weedman’s real problem.

He had a difficult time even getting back to his adopted home of Southern California after that trial. He got stranded in Denver, until a supporter sent some cash through PayPal so Forchion could get his “Weedmobil” fixed and continue on his way. He’s even had to accept his “medicine” through charitable donations from supporters and fans because he’s got no money for a weed stash. To say the dude is strapped for cash and any viable means of earning it right now what with court dates, cancer treatments and his dispensary being raided by the Feds is an understatement.

But this isn’t the NJ Weedman’s major issue either.

Next, he began attempting to shame, even bully at times, certain celebrities and politicians via social media connected to New Jersey (mostly to pot use) for not standing up and supporting him. These include comedian Joe Rogan, Snoop Dogg, actor/comedian Tracy Morgan and Newark mayor Cory Booker.

This won’t help.

Then, in a Facebook thread, he argued the definition of the word ‘martyr’ and suggested he was one because he’s been called a martyr by some supporters during his marijuana legal struggles. When Malala Yousafzai is fighting for her life right now, that’ll be a tough one to make a case for.

To reiterate, the NJ Weedman’s problem isn’t what’s going on today at the Burlington County Superior Court or previously at the Sarcoma Oncology Center or anytime on Twitter or Facebook, and he needs to know a secret. Forchion needs to know that although he may be banned from presenting evidence about New Jersey’s medical marijuana law to defend himself it’s unlikely he’ll get even one juror to agree that he’s not guilty because he’s broken an unjust law, because he needs to change his thinking. He needs to know THE SECRET:

Your thoughts create your life. You attract what you think about most. And you become what you think about most.

Therefore, if Forchion insists on believing himself a martyr or that the celebrity community owes him their support or that as he puts it, “So many people are full of shit in this legalize marijuana movement. Back stabbed (sic) haters and rats,” he won’t win this part of the trial, he won’t ever earn any money and his tumors will not shrink.

The Secret is a best-selling book by Rhonda Byrne and the science and philosophy of it are supported by quantum physics, by the medical community including David D. Burns, MD, author of Feeling Good and by the teachings of the Buddha and Einstein.

See for yourself.

Pretty Words About Marijuana

Photo Courtesy of GreenReleafHealingCenter

Wow. What a week.

I wrote about something last week that attracted so many people to this website that it made my head spin. I wrote about Edward “NJ Weedman” Forchion, a man who was on trial and is soon to be on trial again here in New Jersey for marijuana possession and intent to distribute. He’s a good guy who’s been completely open about his marijuana use, his history with selling weed and his crusade to legalize the drug, especially knowing all of marijuana’s health benefits, which include shrinking tumors like the Giant Cell Tumors (GCTs) that he suffers from. I had other web editors call me and ask to repost the article. I had many folks comment on my website about the article, pro and con. Buzz, buzz, and more buzz. But all this begs the question: Does this make me a pot writer now?

At first, I had some trepidation. I didn’t want to be known as, “Kellie, the Weed Writer Girl.” I thought it may attract a little too much attention, the wrong kind of attention, if you get my drift. However, seeing Ed, and how gracefully he’s handled his ordeal and also understanding and agreeing with him that marijuana needs to be decriminalized if not outright legalized has brought me and my feelings out of the woodwork. There are many more hundreds of thousands if not millions of people who agree. Sick people, activists, casual users, politicians, there’s a pot enthusiast around every corner, and we know the facts.

Marijuana is NOT addictive like prescription drugs are. It’s a plant dammit, a plant that grows from the earth. A large percentage of people thrown in jail for non-violent drug offenses (the majority of the prison population) were weed possession cases. And there are a myriad of uses, healthy uses, of the cannabis plant that the United States government refuses to acknowledge because it knocks their “gateway theory” out of the box and this war on drugs that Richard Nixon started in 1972 would prove the absolute sham that it is. It’s even more frustrating that in my home state, which I love dearly, our republican (IDIOT) governor is keeping sick people from getting well by not following through with the New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act that was voted on and PASSED here two whole years ago. That’s NOT acceptable.

Cannabis not only shrinks tumors, it opens passageways helping the asthmatic, it relaxes muscles helping those with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. It helps migraine sufferers, and stimulates the appetites of AIDS and cancer patients with nausea. In other words, there’s a damned good reason that around the world marijuana is called, “God’s Plant.” And I’m not even getting into the many, many uses of different strains of cannabis, like industrial hemp, which from what I’ve read, could cut the United States dependence on foreign oil down to NOTHING if we’d just develop the plant. There’s even a Marie Claire article I found from a few years ago about the growing population of educated, professional women dealing with debilitating amounts of stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression from work (like I was a few years ago) and who blaze up in their off hours because it works, first of all and without becoming addicted to anti-depressants or benzodiazepines, and it’s also more cost-effective than blowing a couple hundred dollars a weekend on going out to clubs for drinks. The message is clear: the United States, no matter if you’re uninsured, does NOT want Americans healing themselves naturally. During the past week, I’ve become simultaneously more open, and a bit more cynical.

Yes, I’m a little passionate about this issue. And I’m more than a little pissed at the United States government about this issue. I guess that makes me a pot writer.

VIDEO: Matt Lauer (Today Show, NBC) Interviewing Marie Claire Editor Joanna Coles & Dr. Julie Holland about all the female casual users out there. (Ignore everything Holland says about addiction. Weed AIN’T addictive. Coffee is.)

After The Verdict: Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion

Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion, via Philly.com

Ed Forchion challenged the NJ marijuana law, and for now, at least according to Forchion, the law won. Forchion, also known as the “NJ Weedman,” was acquitted unanimously of the possession charge in his case stemming from a 2010 arrest by a NJ State Trooper, yet the jury was conflicted to the tune of seven to five on another charge:

Possession with Intent to Distribute.

He gets to do this all over again in a couple of weeks, and Forchion describes it as being “stuck,” because he can’t get back to California to enter a drug study that would hopefully treat the Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) condition he has.

“My anger is subsiding,” says Forchion. “I get to challenge things and they’re obligated, the public defender’s office, to help me now. I go back on Wednesday, in front of the same judge, for a status conference. And the next trial is set for the following week, the 22nd.”

This same thing happened to John Ray Wilson, the Franklin, NJ Multiple Sclerosis patient who was sent to prison last year for growing a few herb plants in his backyard because it was the only thing that soothed his medical symptoms. He had no health insurance and no way to pay the exorbitant medical and pharmaceutical bills he’d rack up, not to mention the possibility that pharmaceuticals wouldn’t work for him and make him dreadfully sick. All of this in a state that’s already passed a Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act. So Forchion has got to have something different up his sleeve or his fate will be the same as Wilson’s.

“This charge flies in the face of the New Jersey constitution. I’m conserving all my arguments for the appeals process. Wait until I challenge this state charge and the unfair jury charge. I’m fighting. It’s a legitimate fight on constitutional grounds. Watch the people who’ll come out of the woodwork for this one. It’s not going to be the stoners. There will be constitutional-type lawyers to come into this argument. I won’t say I’m well-versed in constitutional arguments although I’m aware, and have done my own research. It’s not even about me. Jury nullification is the way for all of us to beat this ‘war on drugs’ to defeat the (Governor) Christies, to beat these unjust laws. To take it right to the jury. On the one hand I feel bad for calling the jurors cowards, but I kind of wanted to make that splash. This is a valid argument,” says Forchion.

What are your thoughts? Will this second trial end differently or will Forchion’s activism go up in smoke?

 

VIDEO: Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion venting his frustration just after his possession trial ended on May 9th.

The REAL ISSUE for NJ Weedman

Photo Courtesy of Kickmag.net

We’ve read about the NJ Weedman trial. We’ve giggled at the attention-getting “Weedmobil.” The NJ Weedman even used to smoke at Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell, a federal property, hoping to attract and engage the federal system and eventually be heard by the Supreme Court about marijuana legalization. He named his marijuana dispensary in California the “Liberty Bell Temple.” Now, he’s accused of being a charlatan and carrying a crutch for no reason. Is the state of New Jersey now just punishing Ed Forchion, the Pemberton native who wanted to legally change his name to NJWeedman.com, for being such a public advocate for marijuana use: medical, spiritual AND social?

The fact is that Robert Edward Forchion is a card-carrying California state medical marijuana patient without medical insurance. And although New Jersey passed the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act in 2010, there is no formal program here yet and Forchion can’t even mention our medical marijuana act in court, or that the act covers patients with chronic pain from cancer, which is what the tumors he has will become if left untreated. Isn’t this a violation of civil rights?

Hmmm. Let’s back up a minute.

What Forchion has are Giant Cell Tumors (GCT). There’s a long, unpronounceable Latin name for them too. They’re very rare bone tumors. He found the first one in 1999 or 2000. Most of the time they’re benign, but if left untreated for a long time — like his are — they will turn cancerous with a 10 percent mortality rate.

“With all the publicity I’ve been getting over the years, I didn’t want to put my personal medical business out there. I’ve been forced to bring it all out because of this court case. I had my first tumor operation in 2001. If I had healthcare insurance, these last tumors would have been taken out two years ago,” he says. “Right now, I have a big one in my right knee that causes me problems. I have another one in my left shoulder and two in my right shoulder. I can’t lift my right arm over my head. It’s not hereditary, and nobody knows what causes them.”

A former athlete, Forchion began having pain in his knee in the late 90s and thought it was an old football injury. So he naively just stopped playing ball, and didn’t see about it right away. But during a prior prison stint for possession, a time when he wasn’t smoking weed of course, the little bit of pain he felt became a huge, piercing knot on his knee the size of a golf ball. In just two months. The prison nurses gave him aspirin believing he was making excuses to leave his cell. Enter Dr. Steven Fenichel, a fellow medical marijuana advocate and Board Certified family physician Forchion met while supporting the medical marijuana cause. Dr. Fenichel visited Forchion in prison and examined the knee he was having problems with. Once looking at the tumor, he made a huge fuss to the prison doctors and to the NJ Department of Corrections, because the condition is serious. And things started happening. Forchion saw an oncologist, and then finally came a diagnosis in the Spring of 2001 and surgery that August. He feels lucky to know Dr. Fenichel, much less to have him visit the prison in 2001 and really champion his cause. Today, Dr. Fenichel learns if he can be called as an expert witness for Forchion’s current possession trial.

“In my residency at JFK Medical Center, I was looking after a young man with curable testicular cancer who couldn’t tolerate the chemotherapy treatments necessary. He got so violently and wrenchingly sick that he refused any more courses of chemo. And because none of the legal medicines helped, someone got him some medical marijuana, which allowed him to complete the chemo treatments. I got very interested after that,” says Dr. Fenichel, a dermatology specialist living in Ocean City. “I attended meetings about the medical uses of marijuana. I met Cheryl Miller, a NJ multiple sclerosis patient who has since passed away, but who — because she couldn’t smoke — mixed marijuana into her salad dressing and saw a dramatic decrease in her muscle spasms and severe pain. Plus she didn’t like the effect of the Valium and narcotic analgesic drugs she was prescribed. So I reviewed Rob’s (Forchion’s) case, and when I saw the tumor developing, I got involved,” he says.

Forchion’s journey includes seeking charity treatment through several facilities, first the Bob Hope Health Center in Los Angeles, CA, which actually never responded to his requests, then Kaiser Permanente Hospital, beginning the x-rays, MRIs and bone scans required for treatment. Costs were sky high (a couple hundred thousand bucks) and the hospital’s business office, even while credible physicians there agreed to treat him, made the decision to deny Forchion further treatment. Then he visited the USC Medical Center and was passed around from doctor to doctor feeling like a guinea pig. Finally, the day before this second surgery at USC, a Dr. Henrifar with a practice called Sarcoma Oncology Center in Santa Monica, CA, called him with an offer to add him to a drug study using an experimental drug called Denosumab. Forchion was thrilled.

“Having a piece of your bone removed hurts,” Forchion says. “Not only did (doctors) take the tumor from my leg, they took a part of my pelvis: bone shavings to replace the part of my knee that was removed. I was off my feet for a month and a half.  I was in constant pain. I’ve resisted doing that all over again,” he says about the decision to enter the Denosumab study.

Denosumab is a GCT treatment that allows patients to avoid those debilitating surgeries. Originally designed to treat women with osteoporosis, Denosumab is a bone hardener, called ‘experimental’ because the FDA only approved it for use in the treatment of osteoporosis, but it just so happened to shrink bone tumors of women with osteoporosis during initial clinical trials. Finally a break. If only Forchion could be there to participate.

“The obstacle is that we have a prison industrial complex that trades on Wall Street for profit. And you can’t get profitability unless you fill the prisons. And the largest filler is the non-violent drug offender,” Dr. Fenichel says. “America has the noble distinction of having the highest per capita incarceration rate of any nation in the world, including Russia, China and Iraq. And it’s people like Ed Forchion. Fortunately, Ed’s public defender, Mr. Ackerman, is a fine gentleman and a real giant of a man. Maybe not in stature, but in character and quality. He’s doing what he can to help him including reading a statement to the court about the right, in the state of NJ’s constitution for juries to decide not just whether a law has been broken, but whether it’s a just or an unjust law.”

Of course, marijuana being on the federal list of what the government describes as “Schedule One” drugs, including opiates, cocaine, hallucinogenics, etc. is a bunch of straight bullshit. The designation implies that there are no real or valuable medical uses of the drug. We all know that ain’t true. If smoking or eating a weed brownie can make an MS patient more comfortable, give an arthritis patient some relief from stiffness or settle the stomach of a cancer patient going through chemo, what’s the problem, especially when there’s a law on the books here called the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act?

This is a health issue. Even if the patient is a pothead, a California marijuana dispensary owner and a former drug offender the State of New Jersey just wants to throw in prison. Another number. It’s a health issue.

“It’s just going to be the greatest moment if the jury shows humanity and compassion and justice and acknowledges his legitimacy as a medical marijuana patient,” Dr. Fenichel says. “It’s valuable time lost, if they put him in prison.”

The NJ Weedman Trial may end today. Forchion will appeal a guilty verdict.

What do you think?

VIDEO: Robert Edward Forchion, The “NJ Weedman”, just after hearing news that his experimental GCT treatment has to be delayed due to his NJ marijuana possession court case.