A jury found Ed "NJWeedman" Forchion not guilty Thursday in the Rastafarian activist's marijuana distribution case.
The decision came after Forchion was nearly held in contempt of court in the morning as he delivered his closing argument.
Forchion, formerly of Pemberton Township, tried to introduce his jury nullification argument into the closing, but was quickly stopped by Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey, who had barred any discussion of it.Read more »
Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn't harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn't do the kind of damage tobacco does.Read more »
During a drug raid on a war veteran's home, a total of 12 police officers broke in at approximately 9PM while Matthew David Stewart (who works a night shift) was asleep. Noticing the commotion, he mistook the police for burglars and opened fire.
5 police officers were injured, and one was killed. Matthew David Stewart suffered non life threatening injuries and is currently in a hospital.
Matthew was believed to be in possession of a marijuana plant which he owned for personal use. The drug raid was because of that plant.Read more »
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