NJ Senate Seeks To Defy Governor Over Marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrats in the New Jersey Senate say they’re planning to move forward with a vote Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to rewrite strict new rules on medical marijuana.

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

Senator Nick Scutari, who sponsored the bill in the Senate and was not part of the compromise plan, says the deal does not eliminate significant hurdles to patients and distributors. He says the overly strict rules make the program unworkable.

Senate President Steve Sweeney says he has the 21 votes needed to send the administration back to the drawing board.

Activists are upset that Christie wants to cap the potency of the marijuana that can be sold, eliminated home delivery and requires prescribing doctors to be certified in addiction counseling.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. poet says:

    all oi know is if we all sat around and passed a doob i know we will get along and figure alot s@%t out….

  2. otto says:

    The fight against MJ is two-fold.

    First, it would seriously hurt the pharmaceutical industry. Any natural medicine takes profits away from their “chemical” substitutes. So the first reason is flat-out CA$H.

    Second, MJ allows the mind to explore a different level of perception. Those in power (government) don’t want the people’s minds to expand. They really want us “dumbed-down”. If the world was to wake up, it would be curtains for those in control.

    The bottom line is that MJ is a relatively harmless plant (especially when compared to alcohol). It is completely non-addictive and assists the body & mind in curing many ailments.

    I hope I live to see the day when enough people stop being afraid of this little plant and see it for what it is.

    Not to mention the value of hemp, which is a whole other benefit I won’t go into here …

    1. WOODSIDE MIKEY says:

      GOD BLESS MARYJANE

  3. WOODSIDE MIKEY says:

    LOOK POT IS POT…. DONT LET GOV CHRISPIE MAKE IT MORE WEAK

Comments are closed.

More From CBS New York

WFAN Football Cruise Drip
1010 WINS Special

Listen Live