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NJ Senate Votes To Defy Christie On Medical Pot

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP/WCBS 880) — New Jersey state senators have voted to force Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to rewrite proposed regulations for medical marijuana.

By a 22-16 margin, senators sided Monday with activists who say the regulations are so restrictive that patients who can benefit from marijuana may continue to get it from illegal dealers.

Wayne Cabot talks with Chris Goldstein, Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, with an update from the State Senate

One main point of contention is the governor’s insistence on limiting the potency of the pot.

The Assembly has already voted in favor of rewriting the regulations.

The administration now has 30 days to do so. If it refuses, lawmakers could invalidate the regulations.

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

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