Veterans and others in New Jersey are waiting on Gov. Chris Christie to decide if they’ll be allowed to legally treat their post-traumatic stress disorder with marijuana.
Lawmakers have sent a bill to Christie’s desk that allows marijuana to be used to treat PTSD if it’s not treatable with conventional therapy.
Christie has until later this summer to decide whether to approve the measure. If he does, New Jersey would become the 18th state to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat PTSD.
Jim Miller, president of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana in New Jersey, says the group is excited the measure has a chance.
Christie has said he wants to make sure legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t become a backdoor into legalization for recreational use.