Advocates rally for medical marijuana use in New Jersey

    New Jersey has already developed its medical marijuana plan, but advocates today are rallying in Trenton for the program to begin.

    Six nonprofits have been tapped to grow and sell the substance, but a warning in April from federal officials has resulted in cold feet for Gov. Chris Christie.


    As the Associated Press reports, Christie says he won’t move forward with the plans until he’s been assured by the feds that the state program does not violate federal law and therefore open up growers and regulators to prosecution.

    Carolyn Beeler will have more on this story later.

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