Ed Forchion

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Free speech activist Ed Forchion's long standing battle for marijuana law reform has been documented for over two decades.

Considered by many as the “grandfather of marijuana reform in New Jersey,” Forchion is a bone cancer patient who states he needs marijuana for his symptoms.

Forchion, a Rastafarian, is the co-owner of New Jersey’s only cannabis-themed restaurant, NJWeedman’s Joint and a spiritual sanctuary, Liberty Bell Temple III, located directly across from New Jersey’s Trenton City Hall.

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Political Pot Prisoner Ed Forchion Ends Hunger Strike, Secures Bail Detention Hearing

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TRENTON, N.J., July 10, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over 125 days, New Jersey’s most prominent cannabis and bail reform activist Ed Forchion aka NJ Weedman, has languished in a Mercer County cell, held with no bail. On Wednesday, July 12, and Thursday, July 13, at 1 p.m. Forchion finally gets his day in court per a Bail Detention Hearing. Mercer County Court is located at 400 South Warren St in Trenton. Media and supporters are encouraged to attend.

New Jersey Political Prisoner NJ Weedman Does ‘Hunger Strike for Bail’ from Mercer County Jail

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TRENTON, N.J., June 21, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is orange the new green? Cannabis activist, cancer patient and self-proclaimed “Superhero of the Potheads” Ed Forchion aka “NJ Weedman” might well be pondering this dilemma as he sits out his “Hunger Strike for Bail” protest in New Jersey’s Mercer County Jail.

Cannabis Activist Ed Forchion Challenges New Jersey on Race, Reefer and Religion Before the U.S. Supreme Court

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TRENTON, N.J., April 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In perhaps one of the boldest moves in the recent history of marijuana activism, long time cannabis advocate and Trentonian newspaper columnist, Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman, and his lawyers, New Jersey attorneys Allan Marain, Esq. and John Vincent Saykanic, Esq., are challenging the state of New Jersey before the United States Supreme Court regarding pertinent issues pertaining to reefer, racial discrimination and religion.

NJWeedman Launches his Jury Nullification Tour, May 8, in Washington State During Protest March to Support the ‘Bellingham Cannabis 3’

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BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Martin Nickerson opened Northern Cross Collective Gardens (NCCG), a medical marijuana collective garden, he had the health and well being of his patients in mind. Operating under the jurisdiction of State Law Rcw 69.51a, his Bellingham, Wash. location is supported by over 1300 patients, many of whom are disease suffering and seek the protection of the state’s newly implemented medical marijuana legalization laws to use cannabis as a natural source of medicine.

Political Activist Ed Forchion aka NJWeedman Battles for Freedom as his Lawyer, John Vincent Saykanic, Files Historic Legal Brief on 4/20 – Cannabis Day

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As medical marijuana smokers around the globe celebrate ‘4/20’ – an internationally recognized date for the celebration of cannabis – Ed Forchion, aka NJWeedman announced that his lawyer, John Vincent Saykanic, Esq., will be filing a historic legal brief in New Jersey’s Burlington County Superior Court, battling for not only Forchion’s freedom but for the rights and recognition of marijuana smokers everywhere.