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Man serving jail time for pot allowed to smoke it every month

Man Serving Jail Time for Pot Allowed to Leave and Smoke It Every Month

A man is in jail for pot possession in New Jersey, but he's allowed to leave for ten days every month to smoke medical marijuana. Wait, what? 'Fox & Friends' explains the story of Edward Forchion.

'A weed activist, who calls himself 'the weed man' is also a cancer patient,' 'Fox & Friends' reports.

'But the judge who jailed him in New Jersey legally allows him to leave to fly to California to get medical marijuana.'

The Trentonian explains that the case has encountered all sorts of legal roundabouts. It all started back in 2010 when Forchion was caught in the Garden state with a pound of pot in his trunk.

'In the middle of all this, New Jersey passed laws legalizing medical marijuana. Forchion was found guilty of possession, and thought he had a deal in place with the prosecution and judge for a stay of sentence while the state worked out its medical marijuana laws.'

Well ... that didn't happen. Forchion is now serving 270 days in jail in 20 day installments. He's turned to social media to voice his plight.

He explains in this YouTube video that he has a type of bone cancer, and the marijuana isn't recreational, but medical.

Forchion's rare bone cancer causes painful tumors and lesions. According to his website, Forchion will finish serving time February 28th.

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pizzageogh January 29 2014 at 11:46 AM

Just goes to show you that you do not need to be intelligent to be a judge! Could have arranged for him to get is "meds" in jail!

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buzitaly January 29 2014 at 2:05 PM

we have FOR PROFIT PRISONS private companies own the prisons and paid by city state and federal government.....meaning all of us tax payers are paying to house non violent people along with thousands of immigrants.............do you think they will change the laws and let these non violent people out think again my friend its all about the MONEY

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jktkw buzitaly January 29 2014 at 2:34 PM

the root of all evil, and it is in control

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igriffin94 January 29 2014 at 2:04 PM

They'll do with marijuana like they did with alcohol back in the prohibition era. Of course they made alcohol legal because of the mobsters and bootleggers taking the initiative to sell it illegally. Also, the fact that the government realized how much money was being lost in taxes, which for sure was the main reason. I think we all know how the government doesn't like losing any money but back on subject. This is getting out of hand with all the marijuana busts yet two states have legalized it. And they only bust people for the money. So that puts more people behind bars and more money out of tax payers wallets. Instead of investing money on putting people in prison for such petty crimes like marijuana possession invest the money towards scholarships and grants for people to attend college and get an education. They are gonna put as many people behind bars for possession of marijuana and profit off of it until they legalize it and profit off of the legalization of it.

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kmcc895370 January 29 2014 at 1:56 PM

Free da man, Jah! There be no love in keeping dis man in jail! Peace!

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Diane January 29 2014 at 1:27 PM

And the point of having him serve 270 days in jail is what, exactly? The guy has cancer. He's flying to California every month for his medical marijuana. Drug tests certainly aren't useful. This is the biggest waste of taxpayer money---money that New Jersey doesn't have to be thrown away on some stupid pot bust. Honestly, the stuff that goes on in this country & in the legal system are mind boggling.

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ycplum January 29 2014 at 12:39 PM

The Law is our painfully human and flawed attempts at Justice. Sadly, we often do not distinguish the two. We follow the law for laws sake and forget that the law is a means to an end, not the end itself.

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trishandemry January 29 2014 at 10:57 AM

I am curious as to whom is paying for the flights to CA, the weed, etc...I doubt he has a job if he is in jail, and I am sure the jail work doesn't pay very much...

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topgun6063 January 29 2014 at 11:11 AM

you mean he can't find enough in prison? with all the illegal drugs available in prison, you would think he could find some on the "inside"! story doesn't make sense...

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JP January 29 2014 at 12:35 PM

We live in a society full of idiots!

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dk239 JP January 29 2014 at 12:53 PM

And they smoke pot!!

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cazsue dk239 January 29 2014 at 2:14 PM

Idiots deny pot to the suffering.

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Tom JP January 29 2014 at 1:46 PM

The current administration proves your point.

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gmgpjandon January 29 2014 at 12:06 PM

My experience with pot tells me the state should make available to all inmates. I was in Morocco during the mid fifties , in jail, and it was available to all prisoners. ps. I was there voluntarily, it was a gigantic cat house. Men were allowed and welcomed. Never seen any evidence of fighting or violence even tho all branches of the armed services and the French Foreign Legion were well represented. Just saying.

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