When it comes to New Jersey’s marijuana laws, Gov. Chris Christie is trying to have his cake and eat it too, and he’s not even stoned.
But Ed “NJWEEDMAN” Forchion? Well, yeah, he’s stoned, obviously, but it’s not stopping him from pointing out the state’s pot laws seem to be written by a “Catch-22” devotee.
In a nutshell: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug in New Jersey. Under state law, a drug is Schedule I if, among other things, it “has no accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”
Well, last I checked, California was part of the United States. Same with Colorado, Arizona, Maine and another 14 states where medical marijuana laws exist. Or course, since January 18, New Jersey is also one of those states that recognizes marijuana as medicine.
So the cake metaphor? It fits. New Jersey has criminal marijuana laws stating pot is the worst of the worst when it comes to drugs because it has no accepted medical value, and yet also has another law stating marijuana has oodles of accepted medical value .
Forchion has noticed this ridiculousness, and filed a legal brief in Evesham on Friday to challenge it. Why Evesham? It’s the same town where he was arrested last week for holding a pair of joints. He was a passenger in car that had a headlight out. Somehow, he got searched. This is how things go when you’re the Weedman.