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‘The best thing to ever happen to Trenton’: NJWeedman dares police to bust his illegal pot shop. Here’s why.

For nearly two decades, Ed Forchion has pursued a quixotic effort to legalize marijuana in New Jersey. He wants current underground dealers to have a chance to cash in.

Feds bust national fraud ring based in South Jersey that bought used cars with counterfeit stimulus checks

The Department of Justice estimates the fraudsters swindled more than $320,000 from the banks.

Philly’s Reading Terminal Market launches a GoFundMe appeal, and gets help from sports betting app

To promote its Barstool Sportsbook, a casino and racetrack company said it would pony up the money to reach the Terminal's GoFundMe effort.

What happens if New Jersey legalizes marijuana? Everything you need to know.

How soon and where will it be sold? Will Pennsylvanians be able to buy weed in N.J.?

Why some Pa. marijuana patients face jail for not surrendering their medical marijuana cards

The ACLU and critics says some judges are wrongly blocking holders of medical marijuana carts from drug court programs.

Biggest contributor to N.J. marijuana vote effort is better known for killing weeds

The Big Marijuana companies appear to be missing in the effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New Jersey.

eCommerce giant Radial to hire 2,000 seasonal workers in the Philadelphia region

The company said some of the jobs may convert to fulltime positions after the holiday season ends.

Large majority favors New Jersey marijuana legalization, according to poll

The poll, conducted by Fairleigh Dickenson University, shows 2-1 support for the ballot measure.

Philly cemetery operator StoneMor issued 2020 calendar with quote from infamous Nazi SS leader

StoneMor fired its outside vendor after discovering the quote, alerted the Anti-Defamation League, and said it “stands with the Jewish people.”

Big Marijuana firm Ayr identifies the two Pa. cannabis cultivators it’s rolling up

The purchases would create one of the larger cannabis companies in Pennsylvania.