California regulators release first draft of revised medical marijuana rules

California state regulators released draft regulations Friday intended to impose order on the loosely organized marketplace created over two decades ago.

“The draft regulations represent a starting point for the state to begin to clean up what has become a highly unruly multi-billion-dollar unlicensed industry that is not subject to any regulations at all whatsoever,” said attorney Aaron Herzberg, who runs Santa Ana-based CalCann Holdings.

 

Source: California regulators release first draft of revised medical marijuana rules

Christie hammers backers of legalizing marijuana in N.J., calls it ‘beyond stupidity’

Gov. Chris Christie went on a diatribe Monday against a new push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey.

“We are in the midst of the public health crisis on opiates,” added Christie, who has been tapped by President Donald Trump to chair a commission to find ways to fight the opioid abuse epidemic in America. “But people are saying pot’s OK. This is nothing more than crazy liberals who want to say everything’s OK.”

A study from 2014 by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a 25 percent decrease in prescription drug overdoses in states with medical marijuana laws that allow chronic pain patients to participate.

Source: Christie hammers backers of legalizing marijuana in N.J., calls it ‘beyond stupidity’