Ganja Pioneer Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion Commemorates 4/20 with New Jersey Celebration and Miami Expansion

NEW JERSEY: While “Weed Day” 4/20/21 marks a luminous occasion for longtime marijuana activist and entrepreneur, Ed “NJWeedman” Forchion, in his home state of New Jersey, per the recent legalization of cannabis, the victory is somewhat bittersweet for him.

The bitter is that his current “Citizen’s Dispensary” operates as a black-market operation as he continues to battle for inclusion within the legal arena. The sweet is not only a huge in-store and online celebration party this 4/20, but also the announcement of his expansion, with a 420-themed lounge opening soon in Miami, Florida, entitled, The Joint of Miami. (photo credit: Dr. Boogie)

It’s 4/20 And Songwriter Tim Brickley Thinks of Mary Jane

INDIANAPOLIS: It comes once a year, and twice a day. Today is April 20th, or 4/20, the unofficial stoner holiday.  The social media corridors are chock full of cannabis-infused memes. Here are a couple of our favorites to help you celebrate your special day.

Hoosier songwriters Timothy Brickley and David Rheins' ode to Mary Jane.

Hoosier songwriters Timothy Brickley and David Rheins’ ode to Mary Jane.

 

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Estimated 125,000 Turn Out For Two-Day 4/20 Rally In Civic Center

COLORADO: As the last night of the annual 4/20 rally in Denver’s Civic Center park comes to a close Sunday, crowds remain large and diverse.

Rally founder Miguel Lopez said more people showed up to the rally Sunday than Saturday.

“There’s still, surprisingly, a large number of people here,” Lopez said around 6:30 p.m.

The event, which began Saturday and runs through Sunday night, features a full lineup of music, including a concert by rapper Rick Ross at 4:20 p.m. Sunday. Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the free public event, with a ticketed after-party running 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the McNichols building.

Between Saturday and Sunday night, Lopez estimated about 125,000 filled the park to browse marijuana-themed merchandise and discuss the pot industry.

 

Thousands To Begin 4/20 Pot Celebrations In Colorado

COLORADO:  Thousands of tourists and marijuana activists are getting an early start celebrating the unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20.

Concerts, rallies and festivals are planned through the weekend. Among the biggest is a public festival and concert in downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park. And just north of downtown this weekend is the High Times U.S. Cannabis Cup, a celebration of the drug.

Police are reminding celebrators that Colorado doesn’t allow public consumption of the drug. But the law is widely flouted, especially around the 4/20 celebrations.

The celebrations continue Sunday and Monday. The origins of the number 420 as a code for marijuana are murky. But fans of the drug have long marked April 20 as a day to enjoy pot and call for increased legal access to the drug.