Drug Dealer Allowed To Fly Home To Smoke Marijuana Once Per Month
To be perfectly clear: Ed Forchion is currently in prison stemming from a marijuana charge, and the same judge that sentenced him to nine months in Burlington County Jail allows Forchion 10 days each month to fly to California to smoke marijuana.
Again: Forchion is in jail due to marijuana and he gets out of jail once a month — for 10 days — to go smoke marijuana.
Catch-22? More like a Fugazi-420.
Forchion — the NJWEEDMAN — has been in the middle of the marijuana madness for almost two decades now, but this situation … well, you don’t need to be stoned to feel all dazed and confused about it.
Here’s the bottom line, nuts and bolts: Forchion is a cancer patient. He gets medical marijuana in California. Back in 2010, while in New Jersey, he got caught with a pound of pot in his trunk. The case twisted and turned through the justice system. In the middle of all this, New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana. Forchion was found guilty of possession, and thought he had a deal in place with the prosecution and judge for a stay of sentence while the state worked out its medical marijuana laws.
No such luck.
Forchion walked out of a hearing without signing legal papers, yadda yadda yadda, ended up arrested for violating probation.
Says Forchion about his time in the bing:
“I’m going back to Burlington County Jail,” Forchion told me a few weeks back, via phone, from a Los Angeles bus stop. “It’s boring. I just sit there in jail with a whole bunch of people who are wasting their lives. Boring. That’s the number one thing. And it doesn’t do one thing. What am I being corrected on? The state already legalized medical marijuana. I’m a medical marijuana patient. This is punishment for being outspoken and right.”
If medical marijuana is legal in dirty Jersey, then why the hell does he need to go to California to spark up a spliff?? SMH
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