Supporters of medical marijuana rally at statehouse; demand expansion of program

Medical marijuana advocates say they won't give up on their goal of expanding the state's program.

A day after questioning Gov. Chris Christie at

A day after questioning Gov. Chris Christie at his town hall meeting in Belmar, they protested outside his statehouse office. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

TRENTON - Medical marijuana advocates say they won't give up on their goal of expanding the state's program.

A day after questioning Gov. Chris Christie at his town hall meeting in Belmar, they protested outside his statehouse office.

Supporters say they want New Jersey to allow more edible forms of the medicine for adults, and greater access for sick children.

"If we're going to run a medical-based program, let's start treating it like medicine and do what needs to be done for people," says Jennie Stormes. "Give it in the form they need and the amount the doctors say they need, not some arbitrary amount by a politician."

Christie says he's willing to consider any idea that doesn't include legalizing marijuana.

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