Medical marijuana for minors bill signed

TRENTON – The medical marijuana for minors bills has been signed into law.

The Assembly on Monday concurred with Gov. Chris Christie’s conditional veto message. The Senate had concurred previously.

The bill lifts limits on strains that can be grown, and permits treatment in edible forms for minors.

“I’m pleased the legislature accepted my recommendations so that suffering children can get the treatment they need,” Christie said in a release.

“I’ve said all along that protection of our children remains my utmost concern, and this new law will help sick kids access the program while also keeping in place appropriate safeguards. Parents, not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children, and this law advances that important principle.”

After the Assembly vote on Monday, one of the parents active in the cause, Jennie Stormes, whose 14-year-old son, Jack, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy, had mixed feelings.

“There is still a lot of work to be done,’’ she said. “But this means children can get the medication that they need.”

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