Dravet Syndrome

Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Says He’s Open To Considering Changes To Medical Marijuana Program

Gov. Chris Christie spoke about the issue Wednesday at a town hall meeting with the mother of a child who died in December of Dravet Syndrome, a rare and often fatal symptom of epilepsy that has been treated with marijuana.

04/09/2014

Governor Chris Christie addresses state legislators during his State of the State Address on Jan. 8, 2013 in Trenton.

Christie Agrees To Give Kids Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

New Jersey’s governor 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.

08/16/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at the Hilltop Group Home in Robbinsville - March 7, 2013 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Dem: Christie To Base Medical Marijuana Decision On ‘How This Is Polling In Iowa’

Desperate parents of a sick child awaited word Thursday from Gov. Chris Christie about expanding access to medical marijuana. They say their daughter’s well-being hangs in the balance.

08/15/2013

Vivian Wilson hospitalized after a seizure. Her parents have urged Gov. Chris Christie to sign a measure to allow easier access to medical marijuana for children. (credit: handout)

Christie To Decide By Friday Whether To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill For Kids

A campaign stop to Scotch Plains Wednesday brought a tense exchange between the governor and a dad who just didn’t want to take no for an answer.

08/14/2013

Vivian Wilson suffers from Dravet's Syndrome. Her parents say she would be helped by medical marijuana. (credit: CBS 2)

Parents Deliver Letters Urging Christie To Sign Bill Allowing Kids To Use Medical Marijuana

A family fighting to make medical marijuana easily accessible to their sick daughter and other children suffering like her. On Thursday, they took their cause straight to New Jersey’s governor.

08/01/2013

New Jersey patients with doctor prescriptions can pick up ID cards on Thursday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Medical Marijuana For N.J. Children? It’s All In Gov. Christie’s Hands

It’s legal and it could save the lives of some very sick kids. This week, some New Jersey parents declared victory when a bill passed the state Legislature making it easier to get medical marijuana – for kids.

06/27/2013