For almost all of 2016, Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion has been locked in some sort of legal action with the city of Trenton and their police over the operation of his eatery NJ Weedman's Joint. He's filed suit, received numerous tickets, appeared in court and confronted the police - and he's detailed nearly every step on social media. 

  1. are some from the past few months:

August 13 … -

In preparation of his upcoming court case, Forchion tweeted a picture depicting himself as David facing off against the "Goliath of Government." It's a picture Forchion used frequently in the following months.

August 16

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After his "Weedmobile" was confiscated and later destroyed following the police raid at his establishment in April, Forchion took to twitter to lament the loss with a video showing his cross-country road trip in the van years earlier.  

August 18

Message 1 -"Cannabis is medicine" (The State of New Jersey lies about what...

As the dates of his upcoming court cases drew nearer, Forchion started tweeting messages to his future jurors, preemptively arguing the charges against him.

September 3

MY NEXT COURTDATE IS OCT 3rd --- I picked out another FUNKY SUIT. --- Gotta get some shoes..........

Forchion made it a goal to pick out and wear a new, unique suit to every court appearance. He frequently tweeted videos of the process. 

September 25

I'm in a business zone --- the City of Trenton and it's stupid police officers have been citing…

Forchion received multiple citations from police in accordance with a city ordinance for keeping his business open after 11 p.m. After his business license was briefly revoked in September, Forchion went to Twitter. 

October 11

I plan on telling my jury that I was sharing

One charge against Forchion was a count of distributing drugs – which Forchion has long denied. In October, he tweeted one of his frequent arguments, saying that there's a difference between distributing marijuana and sharing it. 

October 19

This is for my RAT ..... You been served .... See you in court fool.

After Forchion found out that a confidential informant had cooperated with the police in the investigation into Forchion earlier this year, he called out the informant on Twitter.

November 2

Weedman weighs on his run for U.S. Congress, the latest in his many runs for elective office, and then below, on November 8, he tweets on Election Day about his feelings on how the election was going. 

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