Christie expresses reluctance on medical pot for minors bill

SEASIDE PARK – With a bill sitting on his desk regarding approval of medical marijuana for minors, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated this afternoon his concerns about the matter.

He said as he has before that he will not allow New Jersey to become like Colorado or California, where medical marijuana laws have become a doorway to abuse.

And he said the bill regarding minors can be seen in that light as contributing to a widening of the usage.  “I’m very reluctant to go down that slope,’’ he said, adding that the current medicinal pot law in the state allows for usage by minors if physicians sign off on the issue for the patient in question.

He also mentioned again that the reason medical marijuana facilities are finding it tough to get established is because towns in New Jersey simply don’t want them.

He said that the bill is undergoing review and then he will decide whether to sign or veto it but he made it clear he is reluctant.

Christie expresses reluctance on medical pot for minors bill