FORCHION 4 FREEHOLDER
EVESHAM TWP Vs NJWEEDMAN
Trial Sept 12, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: I'm a medical marijuana patient - stuck with Gov. Christie
MEDICAL NECESSITY DEFENSE
I'm Edward Forchion candidate for Burlington County FREEHOLDER and I am a Medical marijuana patient/defendant. I'm invoking the "MEDICAL NECESSITY DEFENSE" per (State Vs Tate) in my current case of State of New Jersey (Evesham twp) Vs Forchion.
I was charged on 4/15/2013 with possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in which i was a passenger in a vehicle with a faulty tail light. I may be sentenced to up to 6 months in jail for this despite the fact I'm a medical marijuana patient. I suffer from painful benign bone tumors and use marijuana instead of the dangerous addictive chemical drugs the Democratic and Republican Parties try to force people like me to use.
8/17 Gov Christie announces BROWNIE BANN.
On 9/12 I go on trial for the 4/15 arrest at the Evesham Twp Municipal Court I will BREAK Gov Christies ban on Edibles! No-one should go to jail for a PLANT, or a BROWNIE!
(1) -At this trial I am prepared to present evidence of my medical use.
(2)- And its necessity.
Marijuana factually, and scientifically is a medicine but for political/economic reasons its claimed its not by the State of New Jersey. "I freely within the confines of my "religious belief's" choice to use "marihuana" as my medicine". The State of New Jersey has previously recognized marijuana's medical value with passage of New Jersey's Compassionate Use Act on Jan 18th, 2010. There is no-one who could deny that I am a legally qualified medical marijuana patient. Yet Judge Kaplan will probably sentence me to 6 months in jail for using my medicine.
- I was diagniosed with a form of Bone cancer in 2001 and The state of New Jersey treated me for this condition. ( Exhibit 1)
- I am a participant in a experimental Cancer drug treatment procotal at the Santa Monica Onocology Center in ( Santa Monica). - I travel to this treatment every month. (Exhibit 2)
The State of New Jersey, and the legal profession of New Jersey know and understand the arguements I present. But ignore for political, and self serving economic reasons. I am the patient described in the State of New Jersey vs Tate, 198 N.J. Super. 285, 486 A.2d 1281.
Judge Kaplan has previously (JULY 25th,2013) denied "motion to dismiss - Scheduling Challenge", but I now present a legal defense - The defense of "Medical Necessity".
The legal profession of New Jersey is addicted to the Cannabis Cash Cow that the state criminal marijuana laws are. They milk the COW despite the misery inflicted upon the citizens by the laws they know are flatout lies. The State of New Jersey is prosecuting me; a MEDICAL MARIJUANA CANCER patient under its 2c:35(c) criminal laws. New Jersey's 2c:35(c) statutorily says marijuana has no medical value and thus is illegal to posess. This is a openly absurd legal stance the state takes in light of facts, science and public perception. All the lawyers know this to be true marijuana is not a schedule 1 drug the law is clearly wrong.
One of the stated purposes and intent of the Compassionate Use Act (C.24:61-2) was to protect medical marijuana users from prosecution. No such compassion is being presented to me in this "persecution/prosection". This is another political prosecution per our Governor; Christopher Christie who has made a horror of our Medical Marijuana Program. He has obstructed and undermined the medical marijuana laws for the last three years. Refusing to reschedule or amend new jerseys criminal marijuana laws. Pursuing prosecutions against patients.
Recently nationally respected Dr Sanjay Gupta (CNN - Documentary WEEDS) publicly exposed the LIE of the Government in its claims that marijuana has no medical value. I have written letters asking Dr Gupta to appear in my case as a expert witness, so far no response.
The State of New Jersey is EXTREMELY hypocritical in allowing marijuana medical possesion and distribution by some per NJ Compassionate Use Act while it prosecutes those like myself who use marijuana medically under 2c:35(c) laws that say marijuana has no medical value! I could go to jail for up to 6 months for the lie that is. The State of New Jersey claim that marijuana is a schedule 1 drug is ridiculous! Judge Kaplans recent denial of my "motion to dismiss" which was based on scheduling realities, was a example of this continued MILKING of the Cannabis Cash Cow to the detriment of the citizen.