New Jersey

Mon
23
Mar

Advocates continue push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey

TRENTON — Dozens of people gathered Saturday near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana.

Several people were openly smoking the drug during the rally, but apparently none were arrested.

The event drew a diverse crowd of roughly 200 people. Many said they wanted to show their support for legalizing or decriminalizing pot, while others said it should only be given to people with medical conditions that could be eased by the drug.

The event was led by Ed Forchion (FOR'-chun), a pro-marijuana activist known as NJ Weedman. He renewed his calls for lawmakers to legalize the drug, saying it should be treated like alcohol.

Sat
21
Mar

Dozens smoke pot outside N.J. Statehouse during 'Spring Smoke Out' rally for marijuana legalization

TRENTON -- With chants like "One! Two! Three! Four! Smoke, smoke, smoke some more!" a crowd of more than 100 people supporting the legalization of marijuana descended Saturday on the Statehouse in Trenton.

The "Spring Smoke Out" rally grew in intensity as it progressed through East State Street, culminating with the demonstration outside the Statehouse that included a few dozen people smoking marijuana in protest at 4:20 p.m.

"Who's ready to protest?" Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion called out to the crowd, eliciting a chorus of cheers. "We are!"

"Who's ready to smoke? Who's ready to vote?" Forchion yelled. "We are!" the group responded, cheering louder than before.

Thu
19
Mar

Marijuana activists ramp up legalization efforts in N.J.

How do you save millions on taxes while bringing millions more to the state economy?

The answer could be blowing in the wind Saturday in Trenton where a group of activists plan to march to the State House, speak out and smoke out.

Launching what organizers call "the strongest cannabis campaign the state has ever seen," "NJ Spring Smoke Out" is just the beginning in a blaze of pro-marijuana demonstrations set throughout the state this spring, including a return to Trenton on April 20 and to Camden on May 2.

Tue
03
Mar

Medical marijuana program under scrutiny in New Jersey Read More: NJ medical marijuana program under scrutiny

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D-Trenton), one of the lawmakers who led the charge to establish New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, said that in the near future he will present information from a public hearing on the topic, held on Monday, to the state Department of Health.

Medical Marijuana bud in a jar pouring into a hand

David McNew, Getty Images

Fri
27
Feb

Secret Marijuana Farm Beneath Brooklyn Cherry Factory Leaves Many Mysteries

Dell’s Maraschino Cherries Company in Brooklyn in 2009. Officials discovered this week that its chief was growing marijuana in the basement. By VIVIAN YEE February 26, 2015

Arthur Mondella’s alternate life was buried behind a roll-down gate, behind a fleet of fancy cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled steel shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in a bare concrete floor.

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