N.J. Senate Amends Medical Marijuana Proposal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -

The state Senate has accepted Gov. Chris Christie’s changes to a law that would give chronically ill children easier access to medical marijuana, voting Monday to amend the law Christie had conditionally vetoed Friday.

The revised measure allows the drug to be distributed in edible form and permits growers to cultivate more than three strains. But it does not ease a requirement that a pediatrician and psychiatrist sign off before children gain access to the drug.

The bill now heads back to the Assembly. It will become law if that chamber also approves the changes.