New Jersey Gets Medical Marijuana
New Jersey Govenor Chris Christie green lights New Jersey’s medical marijuana program
Gov. Chris Christie gave the green light to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program on Tuesday, saying he believes the state’s narrow initiative would not run afoul of federal prosecutors. New Jersey’s six approved dispensaries could be open by the end of the year, serving patients who have certain debilitating medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis or terminal cancer, or those whose conditions are not responding to other treatments. Last month, Mr. Christie said he wouldn’t move forward with the program until he received assurance that those carrying out the law wouldn’t be prosecuted. Critics said he was deliberately trying to delay or kill the program for political reasons.