Nj Gov. Chris Christie Reviewing Federal Warning Letter on Medical Pot

Gov. Chris Christie says he’ll make a decision soon on whether to implement a law that legalizes marijuana for medical use in New Jersey.

A memo released June 30 by the U.S. Justice Department warned that marijuana dispensaries and licensed growers in states with medical marijuana laws could face prosecution for violating federal drug and money-laundering laws.

Christie says he’s still seeking advice from his attorneys about what to do. He says he’ll make a decision in “the real near future,” but didn’t give a firm date.

Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, with programs in various phases of development.

New Jersey adopted a law to allow medical marijuana in January 2010, just before Christie took office.

– Article originally from The Boston Herald.