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Parents press Christie on Rx marijuana They say changes could better help sick children. He has said his worry is moving toward legalization.

New Jersey’s medical-marijuana program is coming under fire from a group of parents, who are setting up orange traffic cones on a sidewalk in front of the Statehouse each week to make their point, simply and colorfully.

The program needs repairs, they say, and Gov. Christie is blocking changes that would help their severely ill children get treatment their doctors have recommended. The cones are intended as a visual reference to Bridgegate.

The protests have been held each Thursday this month.

“We need this program to work. . . . The children are the ones getting hurt,” said Jennie Stormes, a nurse who organized the group of nearly 30 parents, children, caregivers, and advocates who assembled in Trenton last week. The group erected a small barrier of six cones, held up signs, and arranged a display of placards that criticized Christie and that exhibited photographs of young children whose life-threatening seizures have lessened, the parents say, due to cannabis use. [Read More…]

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