In a less publicized victory, Guam voted to legalize medical marijuana. This is important because Guam, like DC is a under the direct control of the federal government.This negates the federal laws prohibiting marijuana.
It is shameful that Governor Christie and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini have engaged in obstructionist policies to prevent the successful implementation of medical marijuana in our state. Angelini runs an entire business that depends on the Reefer Madness lies to stay afloat and Christie is too closely linked to the pharmaceutical, rehab and prison industries. In his first term, Christie suspiciously appointed Poonam Alaigh, a former GlaxoSmithKline executive to run the Department of Health and Senior Services, which regulates medical marijuana in NJ. This was a clear conflict of interest.
Until the law is changed, I will be forced to keep breaking it by using medical marijuana and providing it to other patients who have been unable to legally access their medicine. It's not a choice, but a medical necessity for all of us.
At the end of the day, we must all thank marijuana activists Marc Emery for leading the way on legalization globally and Edward "NJ Weedman" Forchion locally in New Jersey. Without their tireless efforts, marijuana might not be legal anywhere.