ORAL ARGUEMENTS MAY 27th, 2015
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There are three fronts in this War on Cannabis:
1 - SOCIAL - I don't use the word recreational - that sounds like someone smoking weed on the swingsets.
2 - MEDICAL - I am a bone Cancer patient & California medical card holder.
3 - SPIRITUAL - I have followed various forms of religion that accept the herb "cannabis" as its sacarment.
Gov Christie say's, "there will be no change to the marijuana laws on his watch". NJWeedman says Christie must not remember 4th grade social studies, in this country our laws can be made by any of three branches of Government. Executive, Legislative and Judicial.
In our state Gov Christie represents the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch in this state cowars to Gov Christie and wont change the laws either. So I'm taking my my arguements to the Judicial Branch. I've wanted to present the "Roe vs Wade" case of marijuana to our Appeallate Court.
I represent all three legalization fronts and I've presented them in my constitutional challenge of the New Jersey marijuana laws are before the NJ Court of Appeals |(My haters will hate this)
The New Jersey Appeals Court is holding open public arguements in the case of NEW JERSEY vs EDWARD FORCHION, on May 27th - 9:30am Hughes Justice Center (Part-B) John Saykanic, esq will argue on behalf of NJWEEDMAN.
The public is welcome to witness this historic case.
(To my haters stay home & cringe I'm about to change the laws!)
Mr Forchion has presented 16 different points of argument of law, the rulings of the appeals court will become law!
Here is my Appeal Brief -
Here is the Prosecutors Reply Brief -
Here is my Response Brief -
Here is my Supplemental Brief -
Now on May 27th the Appeals court will hold Oral Arguments to resolve these issues MR Forchion has raised with the marijuana laws of NEW JERSEY!
(RECENT NEWS STORY)
TRENTON — Edward Forchion, also known as the “N.J. Weedman,” submitted court papers Monday alleging that New Jersey’s marijuana laws are “racist” and contradictory.
Forchion is appealing a 270-day jail sentence he has already served from a 2010 motor vehicle stop, when a state trooper pulled him over and found one pound of marijuana in the trunk of the car he was driving, according to court documents.
Forchion argues in his latest brief that the state’s marijuana laws are discriminatory, he said. Forchion cites an ACLU report released last year which showed that blacks are arrested and charged with marijuana crimes four times more frequently than whites.
“New Jersey marijuana laws are racist, as the ACLU report concludes,” he writes, in the pro-se brief.
Forchion, who is a Rastafarian, argues the state’s medical marijuana law – which took effect three months before his arrest – is at odds with the state’s classification of the drug as a Schedule I narcotic.
The Burlington County Prosecutor have maintained the criminal code currently allows no wriggle room.
“As a Schedule I narcotic, the statute prohibits the possession of marijuana,” an assistant prosecutor wrote in a recent reply brief.
Forchion also argues the retired judge failed to stay his sentence as he went to California to receive medical treatment for tumors, and that one of the jurors worked for Forchion’s then-opponent in the 3rd Congressional District, Rep. Jon Runyan.
“We are living in an era where the marijuana laws are evolving and the legal landscape was changed on Jan. 18, 2010 when the state recognized marijuana’s medical value,” Forchion said today.
John Vincent Saykanic, an attorney from Clifton who is assisting Forchion, said the latest brief was submitted to the public defender's office in advance of being filed. Oral argument is likely to be scheduled in the coming months, he added.