Pubdate: Thu, 05 Feb 2015
Source: Trentonian, The (NJ)
Column: NJ Weedman's Passing the Joint
Copyright: 2015 The Trentonian
Author: Edward Forchion, For The Trentonian


I have a Stalker. I came close to writing about cyber stalkers in 
this week's column and had planned to write specifically about my 
stalker. But why promote his bad juju? I met him close to a year ago 
as part of my marijuana legalization activism. Now I realize he 
didn't want to know me, he wanted to be me, and he hates me now 
because he's not me. Last week I was forced to file terroristic 
threat and harassment charges against him after he repeatedly emailed 
me and posted these threats on his Facebook account. So I've changed 
my mind and don't plan on getting him any more notoriety, or stroking 
his manic delusions of grandeur by doing so.

But before I actually write this week's column I want to update 
readers on last week's column about Jeremy Santos, "A man and his 
dogs." Jeremy did go to Wrightstown municipal court on February 2nd; 
he wasn't arrested, and he didn't have his dogs seized. The case is 
still pending and may drag on for months. I plan on following it.

On to this week's column.

Every day in America hundreds of people die of cancer and billions of 
dollars are spent in a futile attempt to find the cure through 
unnatural means. I was diagnosed in 2001 with a bone cancer condition 
and have had several surgeries and procedures to remove bone tumors 
ever since. I know there is a cure for cancer: it's cannabis oil, and 
I'm about to start using it despite Gov. Chris Christie's opposition 
to it. At high levels of concentration, "cannabis" - turned into oil 
- - is a remarkable cure for cancer.

Government officials like Chris Christie who have been paid off by 
the Big Pharmaceutical companies deny this and fight legalization. 
Despite the foolish among us who still believe the government and 
politicians like Christie who minimize marijuana's medical value, 
there are numerous anecdotal accounts of cannabis oil treatments 
being successful.

For example: Last year the star of the 1970s pot-fueled Cheech & 
Chong films - Tommy Chong  said he had beaten his prostate cancer 
with a combination of cannabis use and a special diet. "That's right, 
I kicked cancer's ass!" exclaimed Chong, 74, who was diagnosed with 
cancer in June 2013. He says he is now 99% free of the disease after 
a Canadian doctor helped him change his diet to include a variety of 
special supplements as well as cannabis oil.

My new years resolution was to eat better, open a Temple and get on 
Oil. I've wanted to use Cannabis Oil for a while to treat my 
condition but was having a hard time obtaining it, solely because of 
costs and legalities here in New Jersey. A few weeks ago I was 
ranting on my Facebook page that I had given a lot to this marijuana 
legalization cause but couldn't get the cause to provide me with the 
cure - cannabis oil.

Unexpectedly, a few hours before the Super Bowl, I was given the cure 
to cancer. I was delivered 60 grams of THC-CBD Cannabis Oil!

The government knows cannabis shrinks tumors. I get Bone Tumors; 
Cannabis Oil has been proven to be effective at reducing the size of 
tumors, and I wanted to use it. I've been blessed to receive these 60 
grams of Cannabis Oil to execute a 90-day self-administered regimen 
of treatment. While this is illegal under New Jersey law, I will be 
documenting and publicizing the results here in this Column despite 
presidential candidate Chris Christie's opposition to my treatment. I 
say, so what. "F the law, I'm medicating. Just say NO to Christie!"

THE FACTS: In 1974 researchers at the Medical College of Virginia, 
who had been funded by the National Institutes of Health to find 
evidence that marijuana damages the immune system, found instead that 
THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice - lung and 
breast cancer and a virus-induced leukemia.

Because of that finding, which directly contradicted the federal 
government's classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug with no 
medical value, the DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study as well 
as all further cannabis/tumor research, according to Jack Herer in 
his book The Emperor Wears No Clothes. In 1976 President Gerald Ford 
put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive 
research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out - 
unsuccessfully - to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver 
all the medical benefits without the "high."

Since then 22 states, including New Jersey, and the District of 
Columbia have passed laws recognizing marijuana as a medicine. 
Unconscionably, New Jersey still simultaneously prosecutes 22,000 
citizens a year for possession of marijuana under its 2C:35 laws that 
erroneously claim marijuana has no medical value and is therefore illegal.

Quick note to presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie: You've 
been blocking medical marijuana in the state of New Jersey since your 
inauguration. I am a medical marijuana user who suffers from a form 
of bone cancer, and I have illegally chosen to use Cannabis Oil to 
treat my condition here in New Jersey. I am an approved California 
medical marijuana cardholder, but due to my personal financial 
situation caused by governmental persecution I was forced to move 
back to New Jersey - and to you. My disease doesn't change from state 
to state, and I refuse to allow New Jersey's 2C:35 laws, or your 
opinion of my natural medicine, to change how I choose to medicate 
myself. New Jersey's medical marijuana program was signed into law in 
2010 and is a embarrassing bureaucratic boondoggle thanks in large 
part to you. I have refused to be a part of it, opting instead to 
receive my medicine from out of state.

Through my public illegal treatment of my disease I hope to make the 
cannabis-consuming community of America aware of your pot politics. 
signed NJWeedman.

Yes, he is running for president - he doesn't have to declare it. In 
my pipe, actions speak louder than words.

One problem solved opens up thoughts about new problems. I was given 
the cure, but "if you had the cure to some terrible disease but 
weren't in imminent danger of your own immediate demise, would you 
use it? Or would you give it to someone in more imminent need knowing 
you could probably get it again later?"

I need a joint!
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