New Jersey Pot Activist Opens Healthy Eatery Across From City Hall

NEW JERSEY:  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,” said Forchion, who calls himself “Weedman.”

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.

The restaurant portion of the business will open at 6 a.m. on weekdays and serve affordable, healthy food, Forchion said. The menu will not offer any pork or beef, and will feature items such as sushi, pasta, fish, chicken, roasted vegetable platters, healthy soups, fruit platters, fresh sandwich wraps and more. There will also be a vegetarian menu, Forchion said, and the restaurant will offer natural energy drinks such as fruit smoothies, breakfast shakes and blended juices.

Are Marijuana Tours In Colorado Worth Your Time And Money?

COLORADO:  “It was either Vegas or Colorado,” said “Wilma”, a D.C.-area woman, of her 40th birthday vacation plans.

Wilma along with friend “Betty” were in Denver, sans husbands and children, to spend a Saturday on the “One-Day Dispensary and Grow Tour” offered by My 420 Tours. And I was on the tour with them — reviewing the outing for you and other Cannabist readers.

Despite the Colorado Tourism Office’s lack of promotion, marijuana tour companies like My 420 Tours sprouted up alongside adult recreational shops at the beginning of 2014. For $150, the five-hour tour gets participants legally stoned in a private limo and make stops at a head shop, two dispensaries, a downtown restaurant and a marijuana grow.

On this particular Saturday, some guests were vacationing on an all-inclusive Thursday-through-Saturday marijuana tour package that included staying in a vape-friendly downtown hotel room, a cooking-with-cannabis class, a visit to the Denver Botanic Gardens for the Chihuly glass exhibit and the Saturday we are about to experience. Many guests were couples celebrating milestones. According to Jason Green, logistics lead for My 420 Tours, 20 percent of his clients are from Texas and another 10 percent are international visitors.