The return of Weedman

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - October 19, 2012

Ed Forchion once tried to legally change his name to

The perennial New Jersey political candidate now lives in L-A, where he runs a medical marijuana dispensary.

He was charged in Burlington County, N.J., with intent to distribute a pound of pot police found during a traffic stop.

Forchion was convicted of marijuana possession in an earlier trial.

But he was retried on the more serious distribution charge, after that jury couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.

He tells the Burlington County Times he hopes his acquittal will lead to changes in the law for medical marijuana patients.

Copyright © 2021 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.