NJ Weedman And Rebels Defend Legalization - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

NJ Weedman And Rebels Defend Legalization

Posted: Updated:
It seems with the recent vote to legalize marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington, the idea of legalizing the substance in the Garden State is becoming a "growing" trend. After being incarcerated for possession of marijuana, New Jersey's own Edward Forchion is in the spotlight with his plans to continue fighting for full legalization within the state. Better known as "NJ Weedman", Forchion discussed his reasoning as to why he puts himself on the line dealing with the current legal system.

"I put the message to the people that the law is wrong and not I," Forchion said.

Forchion also discussed the importance of his advocacy and the reasoning behind his position.

"There are 22,000 New Jerseyans getting arrested every year for marijuana, 800,000 nationally, for nothing. The laws wrong, no one should be going to jail for any amount of marijuana," he said.

Along with supporters, Forchion is planning a peaceful protest at the New Jersey State house on April 20th, synonymous with marijuana culture of "420".

Forchion isn't the only one who agrees with this notion. Artists such as New Jersey rap group "NJ Rebels", also agree that marijuana should be legalized in the state. Going by the names of Krash, Kush, and Nah Marley, the group discussed why marijuana shouldn't be viewed as negative when dealing with hip hop culture and society in general.

"A lot of people now a days associate drugs and recreational use to hip hop and think that’s what we’re all about, but there are a lot of positive uses to using marijuana as well. Like people who have AIDS or cancer or stuff like that; and there isn’t anyone in history that has died from marijuana," Krash said.

"Everybody is getting locked up for marijuana and it’s something that is so petty. At the end of the day if a cop has to make his quota and he’s short, he’s going to pull over those teenagers because he’s suspicious," Krash concluded.

Whether or not you view marijuana as a racial, social, or economic issue, there is no denying that many people within the state are changing their opinions on marijuana use. Whether it’s for their own personal use or to keep young people from having a record, many people are joining this uphill battle in order to let the "greens" finally have their day.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!
  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Community Rallies To Help Find Missing Puppy

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:40:59 GMT
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
    Sadly, Jeter the pit bull puppy is missing. While dogs go missing all the time, there are two specific things that distinguish this story from others. First, several witnesses say Jeter didn't wonder off and that they saw Jeter get taken. Second, the community has rallied in a huge way to help find the loveable pup.
  • Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Widow Of Boston Bomber Now Living In North Bergen, NJ

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:15:56 GMT
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
    The widow of Tamerian Tsarnaev, the alleged mastermind behind the Boston Marathon bombings has been discovered in North Bergen. Katherine Russell was married to Tsarnaev and living with him in Cambridge at the time of the Boston bombings which killed three people and injured 260 more back in April of 2013. The widow has apparently since moved to New Jersey to be near family.
  • AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    AC Eminent Domain Still Threatening Homes Amid Casino Closings

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:01:00 GMT
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
    Empty spaces are popping up all over Atlantic City with the closing of three major casinos: Revel, Trump Plaza, and Showboat. Even with all of this going on, the city is still trying to use eminent domain to take away the home of an Atlantic City local legend, Piano Man Charlie Birnbaum. Birnbaum has tuned pianos for icons like: Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, and John Legend. He's been a resident of Atlantic City in the same home for over 50 years.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices