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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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mike shaffer January 29 2014 at 8:14 AM

Who pays for the airfare and expenises?

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andrew mike shaffer January 29 2014 at 9:14 AM

the same people who pay for his jail. its all our tax money, so maybe we should just kill all potsmokers instead of using our money to house them inside jail cells or ya know, just legalize it so we can all move on with our lives instead of focusing on a harmless plant.

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ydkmvw andrew January 29 2014 at 10:26 AM

No! Idiot. You are wrong.

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DAFNEY L. COOK mike shaffer January 29 2014 at 10:20 AM

why the **** do you care...it not tax payers money. Are you willing to help?

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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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luvthemhooters January 29 2014 at 12:59 PM

is there a way i can do one of his days, this is crazy

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yolanda luvthemhooters January 29 2014 at 1:11 PM

Who's paying for the flights back and forth to CA. Sick!!!

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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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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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jackddogg January 29 2014 at 12:02 PM

Simple possession should never, ever require a jail sentence, it's utterly absurd and accomplishes absolutely nothing besides wasting a whole lot of tax dollars. Doesn't everyone feel safer knowing he's behind bars? gimme a break!

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RichLDNRD jackddogg January 29 2014 at 12:15 PM

In addition to make private companies more money so that they can line the pocket of political canidates so they will always a constint stream of customers. Discusting.

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joe January 29 2014 at 11:53 AM

Another bread dead parasite pulls the wool over the eyes of our joke of a justice system.

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cf77777 joe January 29 2014 at 12:27 PM

bread dead?

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joe cf77777 January 29 2014 at 1:04 PM

street talk for indigent as in "no money "

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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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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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