More Delays for NJ’s Medical Marijuana Laws

BY  |  Friday, Jun 17, 2011 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

During his chat with Steve Adubato on last night’s call in show “On the Line”, Gov. Chris Christie said he’ll delay the (legal) use of medical marijuana by chronically ill patients until he’s certain that the federal government won’t prosecute anyone for working in the program.

Is Christie’s new stipulation a valid point, or is it yet another unnecessary delay — perhaps even a stalling tactic — in the implementation of this program. Read the complete story here, and take our poll.

4 Comments

  1. POSTED BY croiagusanam  |  June 17, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    I’d like to thank hrobra for providing the prop for the photo accompanying this story.

  2. POSTED BY Mrs Martta  |  June 17, 2011 @ 11:38 am

    Kinda lame, Christie. If you are licensed to distribute medical marijuana, doesn’t that exempt you from prosecution? What am I missing here?

    Meanwhile, cancer patients and others in chronic pain get he short end of the stick again with more delays and red tape.

  3. POSTED BY seabourne  |  June 17, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Tell your Congressional Representatives -
    It is time to “Change the Schedule of Cannabis, Cannabis Laws, and Drug Czar Laws”

    Read and Sign the petition at
    http://www.change.org/petitions/change-the-schedule-of-cannabis-cannabis-laws-and-drug-czar-laws

    After you sign the petition, email your friendlies, share on facebook, or twitter from the petition page. If you have a website grab the widget so your visitors can sign it without leaving your website.

    This petition uses laws passed by Congress to point out that by their laws, the laws must change.
    It begins –
    It is difficult to understand and believe Congress enacted a law requiring a government official to lie and to ignore science and medical studies. This renders the Office unreliable and a fraud. Though 68 – 84 % of this nation, depending on the poll, wants to legalize the medicinal use of cannabis, and science and medical studies have proven the therapeutic benefits and medicinal value of cannabis, we have been forced to live with outdated Draconian laws. It is time to change this.
    and continues

  4. POSTED BY kyle41181  |  June 17, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

    Just because you are licensed by a State Board doesnt matter, Federal Laws still preclude anyone from growing marijuana in the USA. Obama Admin/AG Holder have said they will not go after growers/distributors. Thats only this administration, the next might not have the same views. He is right to make sure that growers/distributors are protected.

    Federal Laws against cultivation can bring severe punishments including extended jail sentences.

    All that said, the whole thing is B.S., Ron Paul has it right. This is a 10th amendment issue. There is nothing in Article 1 Section 8 or any amendment to the Constitution that even mentions drugs. Use of the General Welfare clause gone awry!

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