NJ Senate Weighs Defying Governor Over Marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Senate may vote Monday to defy Gov. Chris Christie over his proposed strict medical marijuana regulations.

The vote is scheduled even though Christie and the state Assembly’s prime sponsor of medical marijuana struck a deal on regulations last week.

The vote could still be put off.

Activists are upset that Christie has proposed capping the potency of marijuana that could be sold to patients with certain conditions.

Thirteen other states allow medicinal cannabis and none of them have a similar provision.

Some lawmakers say the rules should be struck down because the law they passed to allow pot for patients didn’t have the restrictions.

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  • otto

    When will the world lighten up. IT IS A PLANT. It is significantly less potent and less harmful than alcohol.

    It is NOT this “hardcore” drug that the media & politicians have been making it out to be.

    Why does Governor Chubsy-Ubsy have such a bee in his bonnet over this? Perhaps he has “friends” in the pharmaceutical industry that would lose a lot of money … me thinks maybe …

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