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Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

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Ed Forchion sits in a Burlington County, N.J., jail (where he'll stay for a few more months), serving a term for marijuana possession. For 10 days each month until his release, though, the same judge who sentenced him promised to let him go smoke medical marijuana in California to relieve his bone cancer pain. Forchion was convicted of possession before New Jersey legalized medical marijuana. Update: Four days after a Trentonian columnist's story about "Weedman" Forchion, and the subsequent Internet frenzy, Forchion's judge commuted the final 130 days of his sentence and freed him. o

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