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NJ’s Christie Splits the Difference on Medical Marijuana

Gov. Chris Christie has agreed to give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana.

However, the governor conditionally vetoed a bill on the issue because it goes further than he was willing to go.

"As I have repeatedly noted, I believe that parents, and not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children," Christie said in a statement. "Protection of our children remains my utmost concern, and my heart goes out to those children and their families who are suffering with serious illnesses. Today, I am making commonsense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards. I am calling on the Legislature to reconvene quickly and address these issues so that children in need can get the treatment they need."

Source: NJ.com. Read full article. (link)

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  • Faceless Commenter||

    Got the kids taken care of. Now someone's grandmother needs to suffer horribly for Christie to make the next change. The able-minded adults who will make the decisions on behalf of the very young and the very old will still be denied the right to make the decision for themselves.

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