NJ Governor Signs “Pots for Tots” Bill

signed a bill into law today that authorizes the use of medical cannabis for children. The New Jersey state legislature passed the bill in June after several revisions since its original drafting. The most notable revision was the inclusion of a provision that only minors have access to medical cannabis edibles, and only when prescribed by a psychiatrist and physician:

“I’m pleased the legislature accepted my recommendations so that suffering children can get the treatment they need,” said Christie, seen as a likely 2016 contender for the Republican presidential nomination. “This new law will help sick kids access the program while also keeping in place appropriate safeguards.” […] After letting the bill sit on his desk for two months, Christie was confronted publicly on Aug. 14 by Brian Wilson, a Scotch Plains, N.J. resident whose two-year-old daughter suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a form of epilepsy. Christie, who is up for re-election in November, granted the conditional approval of the bill two days later.
The full story may be found at Huffington Post and CNN.com.]]>