Chris Christie says pot is OK -- for chronically ill kids. The New Jersey governor feels as though pot should be given to chronically ill kids if their parents feel as though it makes them feel better. On Aug. 16, The Epoch Times reported that Christie "conditionally vetoed a bill on the topic," making some changes and sending it back to lawmakers to decide whether or not the state of New Jersey will pass the bill.
If the bill does pass, it will be easier for parents of chronically ill children to obtain a strain of the drug to give to their kids in edible form. Different strains of the drug will be harvested and getting marijuana to children will be more efficient and more safe.
Chris Christie gave pot the OK but there are certainly some conditions that he wants to see put into place before the law gets a green light. "The changes Christie is willing to make could enable children to get the form and strain of pot that could help them by lifting limits on how many strains of marijuana dispensaries can grow and by allowing ingestible forms that kids could take without smoking (sic)," The Epoch Times reported.
There is a lot of debate surrounding laws like this but there are many children who need medical marijuana because it helps keep their illnesses in check. In many cases, it can also make a child more comfortable and in less pain -- and that's really what Christie is focusing on.
Since Chris Christie is OK with pot for chronically ill kids, do you think the law will pass?
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