The Weedman is running for State Assembly.
The state Division of Elections has certified nominating petitions for Edward Forchion to run as an independent candidate in the 15th district. He’ll face Democratic incumbent Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and Republican Tracy Sinatra in the special election for the remaining fourteen months of the seat left vacant when Elizabeth Muoio left to become State Treasurer.
Forchion endorsed Assemblyman Reed Gusciora for mayor of Trenton this week.
“I was going to remain neutral in the Mayor race, until Mayor Eric Jackson endorsed Mr. Perez,” Forchion said in an e-mail to the New Jersey Glove. “When Eric Jackson sided with Mr. Perez, Perez got stained with Jackson’s ‘odooooor’. I couldn’t help but not want any stink Jackson touched to remain in control of this City. If Jackson endorsed Perez, I endorse the opposite.”
Forchion said that Gusciora “has on the side of Marijuana legalization for a couple decades.”
A perennial candidate for various offices over the last twenty years, the Rastafari cannabis rights advocate was released last month after spending 447 days in jail while fighting witness tampering charges. Forchion was acquitted by a jury last November, but after being denied bail, remained in jail until an acquittal in the second trial in May. Prosecutors have now dismissed other charges against him.