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Christie's Concerns Over Expanding Medical Marijuana to Children

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is concerned about medical marijuana ending up in the hands of people it is not intended for if he approves a plan passed by the legislature to expand the program to children with certain debilitating illnesses. He says the bill is currently on his desk.

“I'm hoping to come up with a solution that will be helpful to these families, but also helpful to all families in New Jersey,” Christie said during the call-in radio show "Ask the Governor” on 101.5 Wednesday night.

“I know that parents are concerned about the health of their children," he said. "I have to be concerned about the health of every child.”

The Governor can sign the bill into law, veto the measure, or send it back to the legislature with suggested changes.

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Julianne Welby

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Comments [1]

kp

No mention of the child that inspired the legislation: Vivian Wilson of Scotch Plains, NJ

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/08/01/parents-deliver-letters-urging-christie-to-sign-bill-allowing-kids-to-use-medical-marijuana/

Aug. 05 2013 03:46 PM

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