State lawmakers set to vote on New Jersey's medical marijuana laws today

State lawmakers are expected to vote today on a measure that would ease restrictions on New Jersey's medical marijuana laws to make the drug more

Advocates say the diversity in marijuana types make it easier to convert it into

Advocates say the diversity in marijuana types make it easier to convert it into "non-smokeable" forms to benefit sick children. (9/9/13)

EDISON - State lawmakers are expected to vote today on a measure that would ease restrictions on New Jersey's medical marijuana laws to make the drug more accessible to children struggling with health problems.

The bill would allow marijuana dispensaries to grow more than three kinds of cannibis. Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed the bill last month but left a change that would end the cap on the number of strains growers can provide.

The state Senate has already accepted Christie's changes. If the bill is passed, it will head back to the governor's desk for his signature.

Advocates say the diversity in marijuana types makes it easier to convert it into "non-smokeable" forms to benefit sick children. That comes as welcome news to the the parents of Jaden Singer, who say their son's crippling seizures could be eased with medical marijuana.

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