LINCOLN COUNTY — Edward Patrick Biggar II, known by many as the Weed Man, entered a guilty plea during a July hearing in Lincoln County Circuit Court.
Biggar could often be seen alongside Highway 101 in Newport, flying a sign for a local marijuana retailer while wearing a green suit imprinted with marijuana leaves. On July 26, he entered a guilty plea to one count of stalking and was granted diversion and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service.
Troubles for Biggar began in 2018, when he was accused of starting fights with customers of U.S. Market on Northwest 15th Street and Highway 101 in Newport. Would-be patrons of CannaMedicine would walk into U.S. Market hoping to buy products advertised by Biggar. The owner of the market and that of one other business, Simply Design Studios, won a stalking order against Biggar, claiming he affected their businesses.
The trouble with the neighbors, along with city officials denying him a business license in Newport, prompted Biggar to eventually move to Lincoln City.