New Jersey Gov. Christie Eases Access To Medical Marijuana For Children

Source: WABC 7 New York

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana.

However, the governor made modifications to the bill to ensure that these forms will only be available to qualifying patients who are minors.

“Protection of our children remains my utmost concern, and my heart goes out to those children and their families who are suffering with serious illnesses. Today, I am making common sense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards,” Christie said in a written statement.

Christie agreed to allow production of ingestible forms of pot at state-approved dispensaries and to allow dispensaries to grow more than three strains of the drug.

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