What Will Christie Decide About Medical Pot for Kids?

Christie could decide soon on kids' medical pot

Gov. Chris Christie could take action soon on a bill that would ease access to medical marijuana for kids in New Jersey.

He said at an event on Wednesday that he expected to decide by the end of this week.

The bill would drop requirements that a psychiatrist and pediatrician sign off before children are allowed medical marijuana. They would still need a doctor's recommendation, just like adults.

It would also allow production of ingestible forms of pot at state-approved dispensaries.

The bill is being pushed by parents of children with severe seizure disorders who say that children elsewhere have benefited from certain strains of marijuana.

“I know parents are concerned about the health of their children,” Christie said a few weeks ago. “I have to be concerned about the health of every child.”

Christie has said he's afraid that parents would end up using the marijuana if children have easier access.

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