September 27, 2012
“America’s federally created Cannabis Prohibition mark(ed) its seventy-fifth anniversary (on) August 2, 2012.” In 2010, approximately 900,000 people were charged with various “Marijuana” offenses, one of those arrested, “Robert Edward Forchion aka NJWeedman”, known as a longtime “Cannabis-Soldier” has never wavered in his belief of the “Justice System” and the benefits “cannabis” offers “medicinally”. On April 1, in the state of New Jersey, Mr. Forchion became a “docket number” once again. Believe it or not, at this time, the state had passed the “New Jersey’s Compassionate Marijuana Act of 2010”. In May 2012, Mr. Forchion was “found guilty on the charge of fourth-degree possession of marijuana, but [the jury was] deadlocked in their deliberations on the count of possession with the intent to distribute”. Currently, Mr. Forchion who returned to California for medical treatment is preparing to return for his retrial that starts in October.
Originally, the retrial was to start Sept. 4 but the date was changed to Oct. 10. Mr. Forchion believes the date was changed when he began “sending out Press Releases pointing out “JURY RIGHTS DAY” was Sept 5th.” Also, he discussed “Jury Nullification”. Recently, in the state of New Hampshire, “a defendant was acquitted with this defense.”As a long-time advocate for jury nullification, he was pleased for the victory despite being denied expert witnesses when he had considered the same religious defense argument for his previous trial. According to him, in the state of “New Jersey Constitution” it clearly states in article 1 (6)… “In all prosecutions or indictments…the truth may be given to the jury as evidence….the jury may judge the law as well as the facts.” Skeptically, he states, the court notified him of a “scheduling conflict”regarding the change of his court date.
Several days ago, he made a statement in “Facebook”, that he advised the court he would not return for trial because his “civil rights” were being violated. Although, he will be representing himself, the court has to provide him an attorney to assist in his defense. Mr. Forchion is being denied “due process” by the “Public Defender’s Office who is refusing to obtain witness’s because they don’t like my defense” which violates his “6th amendment” right to obtaining witnesses to testify in his favor. He doesn’t want to return, without his witnesses & case being “trial ready”. “The last time I came to Jersey and was ready for trial, it was postponed from April 10th to May 1st; that delay seriously hurt me financially. Plus, I do not want a delay, my health is at risk.” He is receiving a treatment regimen of an experimental drug, called “Densuab” for cancer at an Oncology center in Santa Monica.
Mr. Forchion considers himself a “protest candidate” in his current race as a Representative, for “Third Congressional District”, New Jersey. “Obviously, I’m protesting the current marijuana laws, by running for office under the Legalize Marijuana Party. It is my hope that others who feel the same as I do would simply vote for me, to help send a message to the Democrats and Republicans alike who wage this ungodly war on peaceful potheads.”
Doug Darrell Acquitted Of Marijuana Charges Through Jury Nullification In New Hampshire
September 26, 2012
It seems we are condition before we are born to choose a side which continues into adulthood. In the beginning, the sides are chosen by our parents. But, we are condition as early as pre-school, to pick a side or to be chosen, by being the favorite friend, best athletes, most-talented & any other “label” that could be used to differentiate “a subset within a certain set”. Yeah, that math stuff can apply to the real world, who knew.
As adults, we take sides when we choose a political party, pledge faith to any religion, choose a mate, undertake a certain profession. Yes, Mr. Republican, God-Fearing Christian, homosexual Accountant chose those sides to align his identity. Just like, Ms. Democratic, Jewish, stay-at-home, Mother made her choices in her life. Essentially, when you make a choice, you take a side. There is nothing wrong with the “idealism” of taking sides. The problem arises when a person becomes consumed in their sides & choices believing others are wrong or misguided.
As humans, we should choose humanity before anything else. It doesn’t matter, where you were born, your religion, your socio-economic status, any other category used to define. A human man & woman are very much the same in their skeleton form. Seriously, when you see a skeleton can you tell from sight any of society’s so-called labels. Really, fat or thin, black or white, these attributes cannot be determined without in-depth additional tests. So, shouldn’t our first loyalty be towards humans before we show allegiance to any other thing.
September 20, 2012
Seriously, these are the two arguments that are tearing the world apart. The arguments are about religion & race. In the name of religion, people are dying. Due to the fact, we are polarized by skin tone, people are dying. Yes, to have knowledge of the past is good but living in the present is better, working toward a better future is the goal. There is way too much division in this world which is “man-created” that is keeping us from dealing, discussing, or attempting solutions for the “real issues”. Sorry, it’s not one race or culture vs. another race or culture; it’s the rich vs. the poor. Always has been the issue, still is the issue. It’s not Christianity vs. Islam; religion has always been used as a divisive tactic to blind the realities. In the name of God, people were made slaves. In the name of God, countries were invaded. In the name of”God & Country” is slowly destroying the world not just a race. It’s time to stop bickering over the small stuff. Yes, everything is small if there’s no world left in 5 to 10 years. I’m tired of wasting my time combating perceived ignorance’s (who decides what is ignorant), instead it’s time to fight the actual threats terrorizing the world. The threat of a tampered food supply, the threat of global warming, the threat of violence, the threat of poverty, the threat of war, the threat of sickness, the threat of destruction of this Earth.