NEW JERSEY: A campaign visit to Scotch Plains led to a confrontation between Gov. Chris Christie and a local father over the use of medical marijuana for children.
The parents of little Vivian Wilson, who’s 2 and a half, wrote a letter earlier this month to the governor, urging him to sign a measure that would make medical marijuana easily accessible to children like their own.
“Please don’t let my daughter die, Governor. Don’t let my daughter die,” Brian Wilson implored Gov. Christie on Wednesday.
As WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell reported, it was a tense exchange between the governor and a dad who just didn’t want to take no for an answer.
“I was wondering what the holdup is. It’s been like two months now,” Wilson pressed the governor.
“These are complicated issues,” Gov. Christie responded to Wilson.
“Very simple issue,” the father shot back.
“No, I know you think it’s simple…I know you think it’s simple and it’s not,” Christie said.
At the end of their exchange, Christie told Wilson he’d decide in the coming days whether to sign the bill.
“I’ll have a decision by Friday. I wish for the best for you, your daughter and your family and I’m going to do what I think is best for the people of the state,” Christie told Wilson.
Vivian Wilson has Dravet Syndrome, a severe and potentially deadly form of epilepsy. The Wilsons say Vivian has multiple seizures every day.