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NEWS AND OPINION

By Michael Alan Goldberg

Ed Forchion, aka "N.J. Weedman," Puts His Freedom on the Line—Again

The officer who had just pulled Ed Forchion over was about to learn a few things about the bearded black guy with the long dreads. One: Forchion was the infamous “New Jersey Weedman”—unrepentant ganja smoker, loudmouth legalization advocate and longtime folk hero to a sizeable marijuana community in Philly, South Jersey and all across the nation. Two: Forchion’s New Jersey driver’s license was suspended for failure to pay child support. And three: Forchion had a pound of high-grade, vacuum-sealed marijuana in a duffel bag in the trunk of his car.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2011 | Comments: 23

NEWS AND OPINION

By Matt Petrillo

Occupy Philly Deals With Allegations of Racism

Black activists within Occupy Philly have created a People of Color Committee largely because of (surprise!) differing views on the movement.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2011 | Comments: 15

NEWS AND OPINION

By Randy LoBasso

Why Does the GOP Hate the Occupy Movement So Much?

Almost as soon as Occupy Wall Street began making headlines and sprouting up in more than 250 cities nationwide, conservatives began smearing it. Which is odd because the Occupy/99 Percent gatherings are fairly similar to the Tea Party movement.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2011 | Comments: 5

ARTS AND CULTURE

By PW Staff

Calendar: Oct. 12-18

Broke-Ass Stuart, Smokers Club Tour, rjd2 & more to see and do this week in Philly.

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Posted Oct. 12, 2011 | Comments: 1