Corzine on NJ Stimulus, Jobs and Marijuana
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The governor estimates that about 100,000 jobs will be created or saved in New Jersey. He emphasized that this number will include all the policemen, firefighters and teachers who did not lose their jobs due to the stimulus money.
Corzine says he'll 'absolutely' sign a medical marijuana bill for chronically and terminally ill patients if it gets to his desk.
Corzine said that the law could be structured so patients are comfortable and there are safeguards against abuses. The Senate approved the bill Monday. It faces an uncertain fate in the Assembly. Thirteen states have medical marijuana laws on the books. All but four came about because of voter referendums. In New Jersey, the Legislature must change the law.