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Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’m doing a phone interview with Ed Forchion – otherwise known as NJ Weedman – as he navigates New Jersey’s public transportation system during the evening rush hour. As Forchion walks through Trenton, moving from bus to train and back to bus again, I quickly realize I’m not the only one who wants […]

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

Mother/Activist Paula Joana Confronts Governor Chris Christie

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross By now, many of you have already seen the footage of Paula Joana confronting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday at a town hall meeting in Fairfield. If you haven’t seen it already, here it is. Have some tissues handy before pressing play: Video credit: Lefty Grimes/Sativa Cross I wanted to […]

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

New Jersey Should Tax and Regulate Marijuana

PHOTO: Lefty Grimes/SativaCross The Coalition for Medical Marijuana-New Jersey urges the state to adopt a program of legalized, taxed and regulated marijuana distribution for adults, similar to the program in Colorado. This is the most efficient way to meet the needs of the numerous patients in this state who can be helped by medical marijuana. […]

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered […]

Medical Pot: One Patient’s Plea

Medical Pot: One Patient’s Plea

PHOTO: Jim and Cheryl Miller. A heroic activist to her last breath, Cheryl passed away without legal access to medicinal cannabis. Source: Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey An open letter to NJ Governor Chris Christie: Please understand that patients don’t count compromises, small steps and delays in days and months. We count them […]

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

New Jersey Patients Demand Chris Christie Implement Voter Approved Medical Marijuana Law

On June 7, 2013, the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey (CMMNJ) held a press conference at the New Jersey State House in Trenton, NJ demanding Governor Chris Christie stop playing politics with the voter-approved medical marijuana law in the state. The press conference, spearheaded by political strategist Jay Lassiter, highlighted the hardships specifically created by Christie’s […]