Pubdate: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
Copyright: 2013 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc
Author: Terry H. Stern


Edward Forchion, a medical-marijuana activist and patient, has begun 
serving a 270-day jail sentence in Burlington County for marijuana 
possession. Serving jail time in New Jersey for possession is 
unusual, so what did Forchion do to deserve the heel of the jackboot? 
He spoke out in support of medical marijuana and criticized his 
conviction - pointing out the hypocrisy of convicting a 
medical-marijuana patient for possession in a state with a 
medical-marijuana law.

Civil disobedience has its price, and Forchion has always been 
willing to pay it. But jailing him is absurd in this changing legal 
climate. He should be freed.

Terry H. Stern, Pennsauken,  ---
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