Boo! Get hip like Cali! LOL. Even though state lawmakers have moved to make changes, Gov. Chris Christie said he will fight to prevent his administrationâ€™s proposed medical marijuana restrictions from being removed.
The governor expressed concerned of too lax of regulations and was citied as saying he did not want â€œa de facto legalization of marijuanaâ€ for New Jersey at a Tuesday press conference. There are currently a total of 13 states that allow medical marijuana.
Christie cites being a former U.S. attorney as reasoning for his anti-marijuana platform; though New Jersey passed the bill the day before he took his governing position in January.
â€œWeâ€™re not going to have a head shop in every town and quack doctors writing prescriptions for people with headaches to get marijuana,â€ said the New Jersey governor. â€œThatâ€™s not going to happen on my watchâ€¦Iâ€™m for them getting it from doctors whoâ€™ve been treating them all along, not from doctors parachuted into the situation with a profit-making motive like weâ€™ve seen happen in California and Colorado.â€