This is like every weed head’s dream. They get to vote for their favorite pusher and make a difference all at the same time. But, don’t get ahead of yourselves New Jersey. There is some other hoops that your candidate may have to jump before heading to the state capitol. Just one little count of drug possession where he had a pound of weed in the trunk.
According to the Grio, the 47-year old self-acclaimed “pot head”, Robert Edward Forchion Jr., is as amazed as everyone else that he even made it on to the ballot. Besides his run-in with the law, he has lived in California for the last three years. This is the same issue that was taken against Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis when he attempted to get on the ballot for the very same district and had been voting in California through 2009. New Jersey has a residency requirement of four years in the state before one can be eligible for candidacy.
Forchion, oops! I mean NJWeedman.com. (at least that’s what he tried to get his name changed to), is on the ballot, but he’s going to have to clear up the pound of weed found in his car while in New Jersey. He runs a medical marijuana dispensary in L.A. called Liberty Bell Temple II, but New Jersey don’t play that! While he may have beaten the residency requirements to get on the ballot, he can’t use his address on Riker’s Island to stay on the ballot.
Now we must wonder who is getting on ballots all over the country. But wait! Bush made it in, so why are we even having this conversation. Candidates are getting more suspect by the minute.
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