Chris Christie Says No To Bill Expanding NJ Medical Marijuana Program

NEW JERSEY:  The latest bill to expand the medical marijuana program is only days old, but Gov. Chris Christie said he already knows he won’t sign it.

The bill would allow registered medical marijuana patients in New Jersey to buy the drug in another state where it’s legal and bring it home. Six of the 19 states and Washington D.C. that have medical marijuana programs have such reciprocity agreements by which they recognize patients outside of their own state.

Christie told reporters today he is “not open to it,” and believes it’s just a back door way to legalize marijuana for everyone.

“See this is what happens. Every time you sign one expansion, then the advocates will come back and ask for another one,” the governor said during a press conference from his statehouse office this afternoon. [Read more…]