The mother of a sick tot who has a NJ medical marijuana card says she will be surprised if Gov. Christie signs a bill that would make cannabis more accessible to her child. "I have no idea what he will do. But he tends to veto controversial bills on Fridays and now he's saying he will decide by Friday," said Meghan Wilson in a phone interview on Thursday.
Her two-year-old, Vivian, suffers from a potentially fatal form of epilepsy and was issued a card in February to obtain marijuana. But Wilson says restrictions in the medical marijuana law and in the regulations have made it impossible for her to purchase the medication for her daughter. The child's neurologist supports Vivian's use of cannabis to control dangerous seizures.
Meghan and her husband, Brian, of Scotch Plains, have been lobbying for a bill that would ease some of the restrictions.
It's been sitting on Gov. Christie's desk for nearly two months. On Wednesday he said that this will not be a "simple" decision for him. Confronted by Brian Wilson at a campaign stop in Scotch Plains, the governor called the issue complicated. Christie has expressed concerns about giving marijuana to children and frequently refers to marijuana users as "potheads." He said he wants to do what's best for "the people of the state."