Legalize Marijuana Party

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Legalize Marijuana Party
SpokespersonEd Forchion
Founded1998
IdeologyCannabis legalization

The Legalize Marijuana Party is a political third party in the U.S. state of New Jersey established in 1998 by Edward Forchion to protest cannabis prohibition.[1][2][3]

Election results[edit]

Results in county elections[edit]

Forchion ran for Camden County Freeholder in 1999, and Burlington County Freeholder in 2000. In a bid for Burlington County Freeholder in 2004, Forchion got 2,932 votes.[4][5][6]

Results in New Jersey state elections[edit]

Year Office Candidate Popular Votes Percentage
1999 NJ General Assembly 8 Edward Forchion 659 1.2%
2005 NJ Governor Edward Forchion 9,137 0.4%
2011 NJ General Assembly 8 Edward Forchion 1,653 1.9%

Results in federal elections[edit]

Year Office Candidate Popular Votes Percentage
1998 US Representative 1 Edward Forchion 1,257[7] 1.0%
2000 US Representative 1 Edward Forchion 1,959[8] 0.9%
2006 US Senator Edward Forchion 11,593 0.5%
2012 US Representative 3 Edward Forchion 1,956[9] 0.6%
2014 US Representative 12 Don Dezarn 1,330[10] 0.9%
2016 US Representative 12 Edward Forchion 6,094[11] 2.1%

History[edit]

In 2014, Forchion, otherwise known as NJ Weedman[12], filed a lawsuit in an attempt to get onto the ballot in New Jersey's 3rd congressional district. A judge dismissed the lawsuit.[13][14][15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valania, Jonathan (May 29, 2002). "Smokey and the Bandit". Philadelphia Weekly.
  2. ^ Kindbud, Seymour (2012). "Dr. Kindbud's Weed-O-Pedia: Prime Nuggets of Marijuana Facts and Stoner Trivia". Cider Mill Press. ISBN 9781604332681.
  3. ^ Weissmann, Elena (August 11, 2016). "Pot-Smoking Politician Takes His Biggest Hit Yet: 11 Drug Charges". The Daily Caller.
  4. ^ Couloumbis, Angela (July 9, 1999). "A campaign of marijuana smoking: A Camden County freeholder board candidate inhales and gets himself arrested". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  5. ^ Holliday, Eileen (October 14, 2000). "Forchion Crusading To Legalize Marijuana". Gloucester County Times.
  6. ^ "2004 General Election Burlington County Final Results" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. November 30, 2004.
  7. ^ "Official List Candidate Returns for House of Representatives For November 1998 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 1, 1998.
  8. ^ "Official List Candidate Returns for House of Representatives For November 2000 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. April 17, 2008.
  9. ^ "Official List Candidate Returns for House of Representatives For November 2012 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. January 22, 2013.
  10. ^ "Official List Candidates for House of Representatives 11/4/2014 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 2, 2014.
  11. ^ "Official List Candidates for House of Representatives 11/08/2016 General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. December 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "The Legalization Of Marijuana- Legalize Marijuana Party". September 25, 2018.
  13. ^ Cavaliere, Victoria (June 12, 2014). "NJ Democrats try to boot Legalize Marijuana Party candidate off the ballot". Reuters via The Raw Story.
  14. ^ Davis, Mike (July 29, 2014). "Marijuana activist 'N.J. Weedman' must raise $3,500 if he hopes to appear on Congressional ballot". NJ.com.
  15. ^ Winger, Richard (July 30, 2014). "New Jersey Independent Congressional Candidate Not Allowed to Pursue Ballot Access Lawsuit Without Paying $3,500 for Transcript". Ballot Access News.
  16. ^ Shea, Kevin (April 30, 2016). "NJ Weedman's long, strange trip as marijuana advocate". NJ.com.