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N.J. medical marijuana rules proposed by Gov. Christie are deemed too strict by Legislature
N.J. medical marijuana rules proposed by Gov. Christie are deemed too strict by Legislature
Published: Monday, December 13, 2010, 9:15 PM Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 8:22 AM

Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau

"The Legislature defied Gov. Chris Christies latest compromise on New Jerseys stalled medical marijuana law today, voting to repeal the governors rules and requiring the administration to rewrite the regulations.

The Senate voted, 22-16, to send the state health department back to the drawing board, giving the Christie administration 30 days to rewrite the rules that now would limit the potency of the drug that could be sold.

Medical marijuana's future in New Jersey Medical marijuana's future in New Jersey With so little information about how New Jersey's program will work, The Star-Ledger visited two states with very different cannabis laws -- New Mexico, which the New Jersey Legislature looks to as a model of a responsible medical marijuana program, and Colorado, which has lax laws and is seen by some as a state that has lost control. (Video by John Munson / The Star-Ledger) Watch video

Hours after the vote on Sen. Nicholas Scutaris resolution, the Union County Democrat introduced a new measure demanding the Attorney General rewrite its rules regarding physicians who prescribe marijuana to their patients. The Attorney Generals rules are so strict, Scutari said, that they would discourage many doctors from participating, a possibility he called "chilling."

Scutari then called upon the Christie administration to work toward "a real compromise so people who want to be in the business, and sick people who desperately need this medicine can get together in a way that is legal and viable.


It's about time the legislature stood up to Chris Christie and forced him and his health commissioner to obey the law as legislated, passed, and signed.

Send a message of support to Senator Scutari:
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=237

Read the full article at this link: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/12/nj_medical_mar...
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