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Jon is a respected 54 year-old wedding photographer from Mays Landing, New Jersey. He is also a marijuana grower and activist. After being arrested on Aug 7, 2012, Jon admitted to growing 17 marijuana plants in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

UPDATE: On October 29, 2015, Jon was convicted in an Ocean County, NJ court of maintaining a 'drug manufacturing facility'. Jon is currently being held at the Ocean County Jail until his sentencing on December 23.

Under the current New Jersey law, Jon’s first degree conviction carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison.


With your donations, the Peditto family will hire a top-rated New York appellate attorney to represent Jon. He will bring Jon’s case before an appeals court and seek to have the verdict overturned, and get Jon out of jail.

After consultation, we have decided on an attorney. His fee to represent Jon for the duration of the case is $30,000. Estimated court costs will be $5,000. 100% of your donations will go directly to paying these costs.

On December 23, Jon will be sentenced, after which he’ll begin to serve his term at the New Jersey State Prison in Trenton. We need to engage our attorney by December 15 in advance of the sentencing day. Please donate today.

Read Jon's Commentary on Jury Trials

View these clips below for the type of real opinions and exchanges about the new drug war, by today's lawmakers and educators.