Superhero of the Pothead
is his story, a story every “pothead” should read!
The person depicted in this story is 100% real and for the time being alive, we pick up his story late, just before his re-trial but for a quick catch up read his wiki – www.wikipedia.com/NJWEEDMAN-
2006 Robert Edward “NJWeedman” Forchion frustrated at how his life was ruined by State of New Jersey officials for his choice to use marijuana instead of tobacco, alcohol or dangerous legal drugs fled the state of New Jersey. He went to California where the marijuana laws were different – (WEEDMAN GOES TO HOLLYWOOD -https://vimeo.com/3814156 ) and attempted to get into the multibillion dollar Medical Marijuana Industry as well as the Hollywood entertainment Industry. Unfortunately, it didn't work out as planned and it didn't last long. He was back in New Jersey within a few months.
Once back in Jersey things got really bad for him state officials harassed,arrested and made a point to ruin his life for publicly telling the truth about marijuana. He appeared nationally on CNN’s Glen Beck show. He was constantly making New Jersey officials mad for what he said. He was devastated personally when his wife Janice got tired of being called Mrs. NJWeedman, and his own imperfections asked for and was granted a divorce in 2007. Due to the constant state sanctioned harassment he publicly declared himself a “political dissident” and posted a video all over the world titled “US HUMAN RIGHTS VICTIM - https://vimeo.com/4055105”. This interview style video depicted him as a victim of the US Government, specifically New Jersey state authorities who’ve repeatedly violated his human rights for publicly attempting/supporting changing the marijuana laws. Factually the U.S. is the leading imprisoner of its people in the world, mainly due to its WAR on DRUGS. Forchion announced he was returning to California as a Political Asylum seeker, he knew in California he could thrive and be free while in Jersey he’d just be imprisoned and live the life of a pauper.
(NJWEEDMAN GOES BACK TO CALIFORNIA) So in early 2008 he went back to California with a better plan this time. First he announced not only was he seeking political freedom but economic freedom he was no longer a “weedactivist but a weedcapitalist” and he was a whole lot more successful this time. Quickly owning his own Marijuana ministry/dispensary 5642 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjzcKfTQlP4). Ultimately he owned three marijuana related businesses (see below) LIBERTY BELL TEMPLE, NJWEEDMAN PROMOTIONS and NJWEEDMAN GROWOP. He was an instant hit in Hollywood celebrities and commoners both found something unique is this guy from Jersey who called himself NJWeedman. Ed said he was a Cancer patient himself( BONE CANCER ) and simply was catering to The Cannabis Consuming Community of Los Angeles. He was hosting Hollywood Marijuana Mansion Parties and still dabbling in politics from Hollywood. In the spring of 2008 NJWeedman at first announced he was running for President himself then withdrew in late summer and announced his support for Barack Obama 08 and made a nationally seen video endorsement - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ctz1FP4fno. –
His dream of Hollywood was working too even TMZ covered NJWeedman 3 times https://vimeo.com/13199574 ! He starred in a megahit documentary titled “How weed won the West”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoJ_mQFDK_U , and appeared in several Hollywood music videos –
·One Bud - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqnjtzGZSgs,
·Born Free - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iprdHZk0Ffs,
·Kottonmouth Kings - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCjmlOKuWsM,
·PhillySwain - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP0s_eZxdQo,
·OneTime - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee9vZry7G6U
made appearances on TV shows like spike Tv’s “1000’ ways to die” http://www.spike.com/video-clips/s3w96w/1000-ways-to-die-clay-achin and Direct TV’s “Supreme Court of Comedy” - https://vimeo.com/13867603- and did dozens of Radio shows around the country.
He authored his own book titled “NJWEEDMAN SUPER-HERO of the POTHEADS” which was spiritually symbolicly published on the very day (Feb 18th, 2010) New Jersey enacted its medical marijuana law Forchion felt vindicated. He was one happy mother smoker when I met him that February. Happy that he wasn’t fighting a lost cause, the passage of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Act to him was a victory acceptance of his thoughts/beliefs. He had felt he been punished, ridiculed and destroyed for knowing the truth about marijuana. This was truly vindication. He was happy he was self-employed again doing something he enjoyed and believed in. He was paying child support, employing too many people and living a 25 year olds life style at 45. He even had a serious 25 year old girlfriend Charquant Leyou. Life to him had become GREAT! If his story had ended there he’d have the perfect E-Hollywood story but it didn’t.
3 months later on March 30th, 2010 NJweedman traveled to New Jersey to spend the spring break with his kids and a nightmare occurred; he was arrested on April Fools day April 1st 2010 in Mt Holly New Jersey with a pound of marijuana. In Classic NJWeedman style he vowed to fight the charges all the way thru to a Jury Trial – https://vimeo.com/24099651. It was like DeajaVue. He was forced to become a weed activist again, he had to fight, this time he was fighting from the safety of California, or so he thought.
The City of los Angeles raided the Liberty Bell Temple on July 14th 2010http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WThYYARca3U but Forchion reopened the next day filed a lawsuit, and won a state issued court injunction to continue to operate and eventually he won this California case http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP6hQDwUD88 on Nov 16th, 2011. The victory was short lived.
His Hollywood dreams came to a CRASHING END ON Dec 13th 2011 when the U.S. DEA at the behest of State of New Jersey Officials Raided his Temple - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kGUJl1hBcs – and forced its closure. With the closing of the Liberty Bell Temple everything came crashing down, NJWEEDMAN-PROMOTIONS and NJWEEDMANGROW-OP ceased to function. Which only made Forchion “broke” and determined to fight his NJ State case more vigorously with a intense passion for vengeance. His goal payback, the state destroyed him over a marijuana law, he was determined to destroy.
NJWeedman then now found himself no longer living the Hollywood dream but aHollywood nightmare, sick, homeless with a trial scheduled 3000 miles away but he’s still determined to beat the State of New Jersey in a open court with a Jury of his peers. He insisted a Jury would not find him nor anyone who takes a marijuana case to trial guilty, and he was willing to risk his own freedom to prove it. “Its more than about me, its about everyone who’s ever been arrested for marijuana in America” when I was arrested on April Fools day 2010 I told everyone “”the fool” was the state im fighting for us all” – my goal is to destroy the New Jersey state marijuana laws with a jury nullification verdict of NOT GUILTY”
He drove his Weedmobil across the country and publicy documented his journey as a ROADAMENTARY - “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK52GAjpXEc”.Spreading his message of Jury Nullification coast to coast. He openly advocated Jury Nullification and loudly proclaimed the state couldn’t convict him, - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsQo5WqkXJw - instead saying the Jury will agree with him that the law is wrong and refuse to convict. On May 21st 2012 a Jersey jury hung 7-5! WTF
Instead of taking the loss for what is wasMicheal Luciano the prosecutor elected to retry him.
The trial was scheduled for Oct 10th-18th.
10/19/2012 - MOUNT HOLLY - ‘Weedman’ found not guilty of distributing pot Once again in Oct 2012 NJWeedman fought the State of New Jersey in open court and won. 12-0 this time. A jury unanimously acquitted Ed “Weedman” Forchion on of charges he intended to distribute the pound of marijuana he was found carrying on April Fool’s Day in 2010.
The jury of two men and 10 women deliberated for 90 minutes, not counting a lunch break, before returning with the not guilty verdict.
“I told you so,” Forchion told the clutch of supporters sitting behind him in the audience, who let out a cheer until a deputy sheriff told them to pipe down.
The jury started deliberating after hearing Forchion deliver his own final arguments. He told the jury at the time that he was munching on cookies laced with marijuana during the summation.
NJWeedman’s three marijuabusiness’s
·- THE LIBERTY BELL TEMPLE - www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjzcKfTQlP4 and driving his Weedmobil around Hollywood advertising his establishment on the internet, inviting cannabis users world-wide to COME TO HOLLYWOOD, for the best weed in the world instead of Amsterdam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcEdDzeokWQ thru direct commercials and musical video like his classic “ONE BUD”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcEdDzeokWQ – he turned his TEMPLE into a must stop Counter-Cultural Cannabis location.
·- NJWEEDMANPROMOTIONS.COM - that he proudly boasted as serving the Cannabis Consuming Community of Los Angeles having marijuana themed rooftop and loft parties in downtown LAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srsf27q1JFglavish Hollywood Mansion Parties in the Hills – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGdqeBFbDI4 and weekly events at Hollywood area clubs – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_qYIuXwuCc. His parties ended up on national TV, appearing three times in 2010 on TMZ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOEm0qFfsvM.- In 2011 he opened the Liberty Bell Lounge
·- NJWEEDMAN GROWOP – not long after getting to California NJWeedman started a legal growing operation. His first operation was just the bedroom of his apartment- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJq3YrQhmN0 -, then he got another apartment dedicated just to a grow op - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2JBdI5K_rI -. In September 2009 one of his landlords realized he was growing weed and tried to steal it with a illegal eviction. The landlord didn’t think NJWeedman would go to the authorities but that’s exactly what he did and the “Lapd gave him his growroom back”! This prompted weedman to open up other small grow operations, by early 2011 he opened his first warehouse operation - https://vimeo.com/27716819 - This was a huge 64 light operation, that grew to a 132 light operation with over 600 plants capable of producing $400,000.oo worth of marijuana every 6 weekshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTQUMfYLRdI. It looked like NJWEEDMAN had his happy ending.