Saturday, June 19, 2010

AP: Christie considers changes to law

AP: Christie considers changes to law.

Advocates of medical use of marijuana in New Jersey are buzzing over word that Gov. Christie is floating major changes to the way pot could be legally grown and distributed, before a system already signed into law can take effect.

Rutgers University's New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the New Jersey Hospital Association said Friday that the administration had contacted them in recent weeks about taking a role in producing and distributing medical marijuana.

Both groups said the talks were preliminary and legal issues would need to be worked out first, but both said they're interested.

The idea of having the university and hospitals as the sole growers and dispensers was first reported Friday by the Newark Star-Ledger. Michael Drewniak, a spokesman for Christie, would not speak about the plans Friday other than to say many options were being considered.

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