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TRENTON — Marijuana activist Ed Forchion, better known as "NJ Weedman," is planning to open a restaurant and spiritual center across the street from Trenton City Hall.

Forchion said Tuesday that he is finalizing construction on two leased properties on East State Street that he plans to turn into a health food restaurant and an adjoining relaxation space.

Forchion, a frequent candidate for state and federal elected offices in New Jersey and a longtime vocal advocate for marijuana legalization, said cannabis will not be on the menu at either location.

Read more: NJ Weedman cooks up new restaurant, relaxation center across from Trenton City Hall 5/26/15

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TRENTON >> Marijuana activist and Trentonian columnist Ed Forchion has leased two adjoining East State Street properties and will soon open a restaurant and spiritual sanctuary.

"I'm obviously catering to the cannabis consuming community in the area, but I also I want to tap into the artsy crowd here in Trenton," Forchion said.

The properties, located directly across the street from City Hall, will be named NJ Weedman's Joint and Liberty Bell Temple III. The business is scheduled to open June 15, but on Monday afternoon about a dozen people were gathered at the restaurant as a chef cooked turkey burgers and Forchion explained his vision.

Read more: NJ Weedman opens restaurant, sanctuary across the street from Trenton City Hall -5/25/15

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Posted by Edward Forchion on Sunday, May 3, 2015

diein16TRENTON - Over 20 people marched more than a mile today to the Statehouse in Trenton to stage a die-in protest against police using excessive force.

The NJ2Baltimore demonstration, endorsed by the National Awareness Alliance, was held two days after charges, including murder and manslaughter, were filed against six officers following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody last month in Baltimore.

Read more: NJ Weedman among those who staged a die-in on Statehouse steps - 5/3

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ppp01CAMDEN — The ceaseless seizures ended, the heroin addiction faded away, the effects of HIV numbed — all thanks not to the pharmaceutical industry, but legal cannabis.

In conjunction with the Global Marijuana March that took place Saturday, members of the East Coast Cannabis Coalition took a walk around Camden, denouncing the laws that constrain them while hailing the benefits of legal weed.

Read more: Marijuana saves lives: At Camden awareness event, stories shared of medical miracles 5/2/2015

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Long Island, New York (My9NJ) - When Oliver Miller, 15, is not at school, he spends most of his time inside his home on Long Island, just laying down, too tired to stand, and suffering from hundreds of seizures every day.

Missy Miller is his mother.

Read more: Medical marijuana for Oliver Miller? 4/30/2015

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It costs a lot of money to use marijuana legally in New Jersey.

Before a patient can take his first dose, he has to shell out $200 to register in the state’s medical marijuana program, pay at least three visits to a registered doctor and cough up another $535 per ounce — about double the black market price — for cannabis sold in one of the state’s three dispensaries.

Read more: ‘Parade for Pot’ tokes on Camden 4/30/2015

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For marijuana lovers April 20th is an unofficial national holiday, a "high holiday", and every year at 4:20 p.m. cannabis consumers at 420 observances all over the country light up to celebrate the drug, take part in the marijuana legalization movement, and well, get high.

Read more: (TRENTON, NJ) - Dozens gather for 420 protest -4/20