He Pushed for Marijuana Legalization for Nearly 20 Years. Now the Weedman Feels Sidelined.
Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion triumphantly walked out of Mercer County’s jail last May, riding a high fueled by a significant legal win.
A jury acquitted him of a witness-tampering charge that grew out of his marijuana-dealing cases, which were pending.
About a week later, he got more good news: the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office announced it was dismissing or downgrading to municipal court the felony cases against him. New Jersey, the prosecutor’s office said then, was undergoing a shift in the attitude to marijuana, and the office was getting on that bus. And Forchion had spent over a year in jail, and prosecutors took that into consideration too.
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