Forchion's long standing battle for marijuana law reform has been documented for over three decades. Considered by many as the "grandfather of marijuana reform in New Jersey," Forchion is a military veteran who has suffered from bone cancer and states he needs marijuana for his symptoms and treatment. He is the director of the New Jersey Black Market Cannabis Providers Association (NJBMCPA) and the founder of the Legalize Marijuana Party. Forchion achieved Hollywood notoriety when he opened a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles on Hollywood Blvd. in 2008.