TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Tuesday expanding the state’s medical marijuana program.

The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act is named in memory of the 7-year-old Howell boy who died of brain cancer last year.

Web Extra: Murphy Signs ‘Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act’

Near the end of his five-year battle, Honig’s parents used cannabis oil to treat the debilitating pain.

They have since lobbied state legislators and the governor to expand the program.