Health & Human Services

Christie OKs Medical Marijuana for Kids But Conditionally Vetoes Bill

Gov. Chris Christie agreed today to make it easier for severely ill children to participate in the medical marijuana program, but said he would not go along with one provision of the measure and sent it back to the state Legislature.
August 19, 2013

Gov. Chris Christie agreed today to make it easier for severely ill children to participate in the medical marijuana program, but said he would not go along with one provision of the measure and sent it back to the state Legislature.

 
The bill was inspired by the plight of 2-year-old Vivian Wilson, who has been diagnosed with a potentially lethal form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome, for which a rare strain of marijuana in Colorado has helped reduce symptoms for in several dozen other sick children.
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