MOUNT HOLLY — A state appellate judge raised sharp questions Wednesday while hearing allegations that the Christie administration has been sabotaging New Jersey’s medical-marijuana program with delays and missed reports.

Superior Court Judge Marie Lihotz, presiding over a three-judge panel in Mount Holly, said the lawsuit presented "an interesting, novel issue," but rejected an allegation that state officials were dragging their feet intentionally as "innuendo" and said the court may not be able to consider those claims.