Chris Christie Supports Medical Marijuana Options for Sick Children

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0  Updated at 12:08 pm, August 17th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has agreed to expand options for ill children to take medical marijuana.

On Friday Christie told the Legislature he would sign the bill if it includes certain changes, including only allowing edible forms of marijuana to be available to minors, not adults.

Christie is also requesting that children have approval from a pediatrician and a psychiatrist, according to CNN.

In a statement, Christie said, “I am making common sense recommendations to this legislation to ensure sick children receive the treatment their parents prefer, while maintaining appropriate safeguards.”

New Jersey is one of 20 states that allow medical marijuana, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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