New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to move forward with his state’s medical marijuana program is getting the kind of attention we hoped it would:
Sensible and Humane
There is no good reason to deprive patients with cancer or H.I.V. or Lou Gehrig’s disease of the relief from pain or extreme nausea that could come from using marijuana.
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who once opposed his state’s medical marijuana law, has changed his mind, deciding earlier this month to allow six alternative treatment centers to begin dispensing the drug to those in need, possibly by early next year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York needs to change his mind as well.
Mr. Cuomo should champion a similar and humane system and ensure that New York’s residents coping with illness have the same chance at relief. [New York Times]
With the support of the New York Times, it may be just a matter of time before New York joins the growing list of medical marijuana states. Interest in the New York market will be considerable, and would represent another significant forward step for the medical marijuana industry, even under a restrictive approach like that of neighboring New Jersey.