August 16th, 2013
01:03 PM ET
5 years ago

Chris Christie expected to announce decision on medical marijuana bill

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday is expected to announce whether he'll sign a medical marijuana bill that could expand options for patients seeking the drug and make it easier for children to qualify for the program.

Current law allows New Jersey patients to get medical marijuana, but the bill, S2842, would eliminate a limit on the number of marijuana strains that the state's dispensaries can cultivate - ostensibly making it more likely that they would carry versions that certain patients seek.


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  1. Yzman

    If this was Christie's child I wonder if he would still consider it "a complicated issue".

    August 16, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. ST

    This was very hard to watch. What I can only say is to beg Gov. Chris Christie to consider this young angel. It is heartbreaking to see how she suffers. Please think this way: if other States have passed medical marijuana, why not your State? For the sake of this little girl, don't think to veto it. Whatever the outcome from other people who misuse the stuff, you can handle it. I do not think you can handle, god forbid if something bad happens to this little angel.

    August 16, 2013 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  3. Data Driven

    I imagine he was awaiting internal polling results. For those of you, particularly Democrats, who think Christie is somehow different than other politicians because he occasionally "speaks his mind" in a piquant manner, you're misinformed.

    August 16, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    "Medical Marijuana"... what a freeking joke.

    LEGALIZE it. And TAX the living snot out of it.

    Everyone knows that "medical marijuana" is nothinkg but a euphamism for stoners to legally get their pot (not always, but in the vast majority of cases). Legalize it and make them pay tax on it – BIG TIME.

    August 16, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Everyone knows that "medical marijuana" is nothinkg but a euphamism for stoners to legally get their pot "

    Yeah, except, apparently, the medical community and myriad researchers who have confirmed it has viable medicinal uses and proven efficacy with relieving and reducing the symptoms of some diseases and disorders, not least of which are glaucoma, seizure disorders and multiple sclerosis. But you keep on keepin' on with your reality's unfortunately no good at relieving that symptom of conservatism.

    August 16, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |