Pubdate: Mon, 29 Jul 2013
Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)
Copyright: 2013 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc
Author: Steven Pfeifer


I was shocked to learn that children with serious medical conditions 
can use medical marijuana legally in New Jersey. However, it makes no 
sense if there are regulations that make it difficult for parents to 
obtain the treatment, nor that the sole dispensary in the state has 
been forbidden from offering the edible form of cannabis to children 
("Christie pressed to OK medical pot for children," July 16). The 
benefits of trying marijuana, a natural drug that does not get the 
child high and has worked on children in Colorado and California, far 
outweigh the risks. It was inspiring that Gov. Christie received more 
than 1,500 faxes supporting a proposal to ease access to medical 
marijuana for children.

Steven Pfeifer, Tabernacle
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