The New Jersey Senate could vote Monday on a resolution chastising the Christie administration for creating a medical-marijuana program that critics say is unworkable, despite regulation changes proposed last week.
Gov. Christie and Assemblyman Reed Gusciora (D., Mercer), a sponsor of the resolution, announced a compromise Friday to increase the number of state marijuana-distribution centers from four to six, and to no longer require that doctors certify that terminally ill patients using the drug have tried all other conventional treatments.
The changes satisfied two major concerns of medical marijuana advocates, but did not address others, including a limit on the strength of marijuana that can be distributed.
"As far as I'm concerned, there's no compromise," Sen. Nick Scutari (D., Union), another sponsor of the resolution, said Tuesday. - Chelsea Conaboy