The effort to make medical marijuana available to those who need it is back to the drawing board. A New Jersey Senate has voted to require Governor Christie to redesign his proposed medical marijuana rules.
The vote indicates that the proposed regulations don't meet the Legislature's intent to create a system by which patients with certain conditions can have legal access to a drug that's illegal for everyone else.
Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the Democrat from Linden who was behind Monday's resolution, pushed the vote as an opportunity for compromise with the governor.
A spokesman for the governor criticized the vote, saying Scutari should get on board with a compromise on regulations the governor struck with another lawmaker.