WHY ARE YOU RUNNING FOR OFFICE MR FORCHION?
As my local New Jersey supporters and followers know I promised back in 1997 (after my first marijuana arrest). I’d run for office every year under the Legalize Marijuana Party as a protest candidate until marijuana is legal in New Jersey. So once again keeping with my promise I’m running for Burlington County Freeholder, without any THC inspired delusion of winning! This as always is simply my way of showing “non capitulation, non cooperation and open civil disobedience” to the marijuana laws of this state. I’m a Medical Marijuana patient, By running for office I’m encouraging others to join me in this expression by VOTING for me.
But this year I have new ANGRY CITIZEN meaning to my 2013 run - “I’m openly GIVING THE FINGER to THE BURLINGTON COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE (Mr. Luciano), and JUDGE DELEHEY for maliously Prosecuting me in 2012 under our state 2c:35 Marijuana Laws that they both know is a LIE! FACT: Marijuana is not schedule 1 drug http://www.njweedman.com/challenge.pdf!
The protest also serves as the launch of NJWeedman's national "Jury Nullification Tour." In short, jury nullification is an age-old practice, though rarely implemented, whereby juries have the right to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendant based on their moral interpretation of the law.
AFTER a 2 1/2 year public fight, 2 public trials a dozens hearings and just as many flights back forth across the country I got sentenced to "probation" for simple 4th degree possesion.I'm absolutely not happy with this probation, there was an agreement in pre-trial arguements that a "STAY of SENTENCE" pending the appeal would be granted - JUDGE DELEHEY RENEGGED!