Chris Christie Says No To Expanding MMJ Bill 
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Chris Christie Says No To Expanding MMJ Bill 
Posted by CN Staff on December 02, 2013 at 14:39:12 PT
By Susan K. Livio, The Star-Ledger
Source: Star-Ledger
Trenton -- The latest bill to expand the medical marijuana program is only days old, but Gov. Chris Christie said he already knows he won't sign it.The bill would allow registered medical marijuana patients in New Jersey to buy the drug in another state where it's legal and bring it home. Six of the 19 states and Washington D.C. that have medical marijuana programs have such reciprocity agreements by which they recognize patients outside of their own state. Christie told reporters today he is "not open to it," and believes it's just a back door way to legalize marijuana for everyone.
"See this is what happens. Every time you sign one expansion, then the advocates will come back and ask for another one," the governor said during a press conference from his statehouse office this afternoon. "Here's what the advocates want: they want legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. It will not happen on my watch, ever. I am done expanding the medical marijuana program under any circumstances. So we're done.""There's no outpouring of people signing up for this program," Christie added. "This is another one of those narrow group-think policies put forward by the Legislature and I'm not going to continue to expand it. Because what they want is legalization. They're not getting legalization under this governor." SnippedComplete Article: Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)Author: Susan K. Livio, The Star-Ledger  Published: December 2, 2013Copyright: 2013 Newark Morning Ledger Co.Contact: eletters starledger.comWebsite: Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #15 posted by Hope on December 05, 2013 at 07:49:16 PT
He does appear to be very self righteous.
From his words, I gather that he's a bit inclined to being a ruler of the people, instead of a representative of the people.
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on December 04, 2013 at 06:57:57 PT
I agree with you. He is short tempered and I don't like that either. He is a bit too self righteous for me. 
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on December 03, 2013 at 21:19:08 PT
And something not to forget...
Christie is a Prosecutor. He was a Federal Prosecutor. He probably has a prosecutors heart. It's not about justice, or right or wrong, it's about winning something.
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Comment #12 posted by Hope on December 03, 2013 at 21:16:58 PT
You're quite welcome.FoM. I think someone is grooming Christie for the office. But I think they are messing up bad and he is, too. Obviously.
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Comment #11 posted by The GCW on December 03, 2013 at 21:02:56 PT
thanks for the poll link
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Comment #10 posted by FoM on December 03, 2013 at 19:28:01 PT
I think he is the only possible electable Republican so they might push him. He will have a tough time running against Hillary. Hillary would have won if she hadn't had Obama in the race. Lots of people want her to run. I hope we keep a Democrat as President so things can get done if the Republicans let them get things done. We have made tremendous strides in cannabis law reform under Obama.
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on December 03, 2013 at 17:30:43 PT
There's a poll with this article.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on December 03, 2013 at 17:23:05 PT
Brian Wilson, 
whose epileptic child's plight inspired the need for this bill, wrote in an e-mail responding to the comments made in the Governor's news conference, "'There's no outpouring of people signing up for this program' because who wants to spend $200 on sign-up fees plus the countless doctors fees, not covered by insurance, to participate in a program that cannot serve the current client base?"Most people simply could not and would not do all that to see if some strain of cannabis can help them. It's scary and dangerous to have to purchase cannabis to help the desperately ill on the street, but most people would rather take the risk than try to run the gamut put before them, even with this supposedly state legal and supposedly helpful plan. Looks a good deal more to me like "A poke in the eye with a sharp stick", than a way of helping people in need. The Wilsons need that strain of cannabis grown in Colorado by the Stanley brothers, Charlotte's Web. They need oils or edibles... which aren't even available in the New Jersey dispensaries.New Jersey's "Legal" medical plan looks suspiciously like nothing more than a thinly disguised prohibitionist front for a plan. Some plan. Sure. You can have the herbal medicine you need. Just jump this sixty foot wall we've built. Do it flat footed from a standing start. Oh yeah. And give us two hundred dollars.I say Christie should never ever be President of these United States, if for no other reason than what he's doing to a tiny little baby girl that is dreadfully stricken with epilepsy, and for what he's doing to her family and the people that care about them. He's a rotten bastard for standing between that child and what she needs... there... in New Jersey... where she lives.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on December 03, 2013 at 16:50:20 PT
Christie's "Watch"
I know he's a Republican with aspirations to the Presidency and wants to please the powers that be within the Republican Party. But I'm thinking his schnoz is looking ridiculously brown at this point. He's a really poor representative of the majority of the people of New Jersey, and he's really not much of a watchman, either, if he doesn't see what's coming. Legalization is coming right through the front door. It's been camped on the front porch of the statehouse for decades. How can he not see it or hear it? It would be so wonderful if the people were able to make it happen on his "Watch". He really deserves to not be allowed to be the king of New Jersey. Legalization of cannabis has never been at the back door of anything. Medical is at the "Front" door just like full legalization is there, too. He has, obviously, just chosen not to see that most people are sick to death of cannabis prohibition and the way it's ravaged so many, so much, and so unjustly. I could never vote for him for anything. I believe he has a serious lack of judgement and understanding. He certainly has no knowledge of what is true and right in these matters concerning cannabis prohibition.
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on December 03, 2013 at 07:35:35 PT
Governor Christie
Governor Christie was the only Republican I thought was an OK guy. He worked with Obama during Sandy and that impressed me but I knew he was still a Republican. The Party of less government still tries to make more laws to control people. Where did the words Liberty and Freedom go? Less government should mean more freedom. If something doesn't harm anyone but maybe themselves what is the problem?
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on December 03, 2013 at 07:13:18 PT
Hoop jumpin' in DC
Two approaches to medical marijuana"...
The paper shufflePatients must fill out a 14-page application with the D.C. Department of Health, pay a $100 application fee, and register with one specific D.C. dispensary in addition to finding one of the few doctors in the area that will recommend the program in the first place. If patients want to change their dispensary, they have to pay a new $90 registration fee and notify the Department of Health 14 days before changing.Doctors recommending more than 250 patients per year automatically trigger an audit."Cont.
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on December 03, 2013 at 05:53:05 PT
Doin' flips.
Denver council flips vote on pot smoking in front yards"The Denver City Council made a surprise move Monday, reversing an earlier decision that would have banned smoking marijuana on private property if it was in public view....Shepherd said the law banning front-yard smoking was against the will of the people, infringed on private property rights and was unfair to people depending on the type of property they own."Cont.
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on December 02, 2013 at 18:37:35 PT
R.I.P. Chris Christie!
The man just committed political suicide.Hey Chris, I actually like you (sometimes) you seem sympathetic but then you sorely disappoint, us, we the people. Why not give this plant a chance to heal your own electorate! And I really think it is unfair people make fun of you because of your size, that is just plain wrong!
Go To Denver Jan. 1st!
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Comment #2 posted by MikeEEEEE on December 02, 2013 at 17:18:16 PT
Just hope
This fat piece of sh.. does not become President.
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on December 02, 2013 at 16:16:36 PT
Prohibitionists smell like dead fish.
Thought I read Christie may run for Prez. Citizens are through with cannabis prohibition. This may come back to hurt the big guy.A staunch cannabis prohibitionist may smell like dead fish come election day. And He already has a lot of baggage He has to carry since He is, You know, a Republican.Replace Him!
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