New Jersey used to be one of those states like Texas: universally dreaded by stoners for harsh pot laws and trigger-happy cops. But now that New Jersey passed medical marijuana, it seems big changes are afoot for the Garden State.
How about a bill to legalize marijuana and a huge hempfest all happening right now? The Joys of Hemp involves three stages and a job fair, as well as a industry trade show, all happening in Piscataway on April 4-6. There might even be an area for medical patients to medicate, but don’t go thinking people will be smoking pot. It hasn’t been legalized yet in New Jersey yet, although I’m sure the state police will quickly lose their ardor for enforcing the predatory pot laws.
Abakus Editor-in-Chief Steven Hager will be leading a 4:20 ceremony on Saturday, April 5th, followed by a lecture on the origins of 420 in the lecture hall following the ceremony. In 1987 Hager founded the hemp movement with Jack Herer, invented the Cannabis Cup and created the first national hemp legalization group, the Freedom Fighters. Hager will be announcing the winner of the Pot Illuminati best spring strain award during the ceremony. The Pot Illuminati Spring Cup is a highly secret event attended by many celebrities that takes place on every solstice and equinox. Applications to the society will be made available after the lecture.
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