Christie: N.J. medical marijuana program ‘starting to come together’

GALLOWAY – Gov. Chris Christie said today the state’s medical marijuana program “is starting to come together.”

The governor again affirmed his position that he doesn’t want New Jersey to become the next state to completely relax its marijuana laws and move toward complete legalization.

“I do not want to become Colorado. I do not want to become California,” Christie said at a town hall here.

He attributed the slowed expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program to towns’ objections to opening local facilities.

“Most towns who have been asked to take one of these facilities have said no,” he said. “I’m not going to force anyone to take one of these facilities.”

Christie: N.J. medical marijuana program ‘starting to come together’