New Jersey Senate Rejects Governor’s Medical Marijuana Plan

Dec 14, 2010

Chris Christie, New Jersey, Nicholas Scutari

The New Jersey Senate passed a resolution yesterday that will give state health officials 30 days to come up with revised regulations for the state’s medical marijuana law – essentially rejecting a proposal Gov. Chris Christie (R) had put forward that was deemed too restrictive by patient advocates.

After the vote, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari 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.’’

You can read a summary of Christie’s proposal from earlier this month here.