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08.05.13 Bucky Turco

As the medical and (recreational) cannabis economy is booming along the West Coast and in states like Colorado that have enacted common sense legislation, New Jersey still can’t seem to get their shit together. Their program is so heavily regulated and restrictive, that it could be the country’s costliest. But first, a quick recap. Back […]

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05.24.13 Andy Cush

You’re forgiven for traveling to New Jersey for weed–maybe you or someone you know has a medical card and you’d like to hit up the Green Leaf Compassion Center. Totally understandable. Just don’t give in to the temptation to have a drink while you’re there. State authorities claim no fewer than 29 New Jersey restaurants–including […]

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05.07.13 Andy Cush

After the town of Mantoloking, New Jersey was devastated by Hurricane Sandy last year, its citizens decided at least one thing wasn’t worth rebuilding: its telephone lines. The plan seems extreme at first, but when is the last time you actually picked up a landline phone and made a call (incoming calls don’t count)? I’ll wait. […]

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01.25.13 Andy Cush

The latest in a string of unlikely friendships for Chris Christie–Booker, Springsteen, Obama–is none other than Mr. Facebook himself, Mark Zuckerberg. In Zuckerberg’s first step into national politics, he’ll host a fundraiser for the outspoken New Jersey governor in his Palo Alto home next month. Zuckerberg, who recently donated $100 million to Newark public schools, […]

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01.08.13 Andy Cush

The image of Seaside Heights, New Jersey’s Jet Star Roller Coaster submerged in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy became perhaps the most memorable photo of the destruction the storm wrought on the shore. In an effort to raise awareness of the continued need for hurricane relief in the area, New Jerseyan Christopher […]

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12.07.12 Andy Cush

After three years of setbacks and legal wrangling, New Jersey’s first medical cannabis dispensary finally opened in Montclair today. A 40 minute drive west of Manhattan, the Green Leaf Compassion Center promises legit, 100 percent legal weed to anyone with the right set of symptoms. The New York Times was on hand to report on the opening, […]

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11.16.12 Andy Cush

If you were monitoring Twitter or the media at all during Hurricane Sandy, there’s a good chance you’ll remember the photo above, of water pouring down the elevator shaft at the Hoboken PATH station. It spread like wildfire over social media, and the intensity of the image led some people to question whether it wasn’t […]

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11.12.12 Andy Cush

A collision between two buses near the Jersey entrance of the Lincoln Tunnel at around 7AM today has left traffic conditions through the tube even worse than the clusterfuck we’re used to–and to cope, some commuters decided to simply walk from New Jersey to New York. And in addition to the traffic, the crash was also […]

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11.02.12 Andy Cush

Between running into a burning building to save a woman trapped inside last spring, his commitment to holding open office hours, and sending the single greatest tweet of Hurricane Sandy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s reputation as one of Americas coolest, most likeable politicians is firmly cemented. This week, Booker continued to go above and beyond […]

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10.16.12 Andy Cush

Nearly three years after then-governor Jon Corzine signed a medical cannabis bill into law, New Jersey’s first weed dispensary is set to open in Montclair. Monday, the state’s health department announced that the Greenleaf Compassion Center has passed all regulatory tests and can operate as soon as it is ready. Though the bill was signed […]

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