Ed Forchion, aka "The New Jersey Weedman" and his friend Daniel Price, who both have medical marijuana licenses, went to a Washington DC event where Forchion was scheduled to speak.

While going through a security checkpoint, Price was detained for bringing his medical marijuana onto federal property (where it is illegal to possess even in states where medical marijuana is legalized).

Forchion gave News2Share this statement afterwards: "This is a example of The irrational war on drugs at its finest -- here on the lawn of our capital, citizens arrested and persecuted for a plant! This is the reason we now lead the world in the imprisoned. We are not the bastion of a freedom we once were -- return freedom to America! End the drug war."

Filmed by Trey Yingst
Production Assistant: Wallis Neff
Edited by Ford Fischer