New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Sends Marijuana Bill Back to Legislature

From CNN:

“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Friday said he’d accept a medical marijuana bill that would expand options for patients — including allowing qualified children to consume edible forms — but only if certain changes are made.

Christie told the Legislature that he would sign the bill if it stipulated that edible forms of marijuana would be dispensed only to minors, not to patients of all ages.”

This response is further proof of the Republican change of heart on marijuana. And the funny thing is that the pro-weed sentiment originated from the libertarian wing of the party, Christie’s arch enemies. So when even big-government conservatives like Chris Christie are becoming more tolerant of marijuana, that’s when you know that the movement has gone mainstream.

The one thing I don’t understand is why he’d want to limit edible marijuana to minors. It is by far the least harmful way of administering the drug and for people with lung illnesses it may be the only realistic option. Is he afraid that the dispensaries are going to run out of pot brownies before the little kids can get to them?

Maybe it’s because he doesn’t want to be seen as too pro-pot. Because one thing will lead to another, and the next thing you know Ran Paul is singing Christie’s praises. And we can’t have that now, can we?


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