NJ Senate votes to defy Christie on medical marijuana

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey state senators have voted toforce Gov. Chris Christie's administration to rewrite proposedregulations for medical marijuana.

By a 22-16 margin, senators sided Monday with activists who saythe regulations are so restrictive that patients who can benefitfrom marijuana may continue to get it from illegal dealers.

One main point of contention is the governor's insistence onlimiting the potency of the pot.

The Assembly has already voted in favor of rewriting theregulations.

The administration now has 30 days to do so. If it refuses,lawmakers could invalidate the regulations.

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