Chris Christie passes medical marijuana bill

Roger Barbour (left) is shown with daughter Genny and wife Lora. They're in a legal fight to be able to give Genny medical marijuana at school.

TRENTON - Several South Jersey families are celebrating the news that Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday a long-awaited medical marijuana bill.

The bill requires facilities and schools providing services to residents with developmental disabilities to adopt policies allowing administration of medical marijuana to qualifying patients.

The bill raced through state Legislature over the summer. It would protect school districts from liability, force officials to adopt a policy allowing for medical marijuana use, and authorize parents, guardians or primary caregivers to administer medical marijuana in a non-smokable form in a location designated by the school.

A Maple Shade family, whose daughter helped inspire the bill, was in Trenton Monday celebrating the signing.

Maple Shade teen Genny Barbour has severe epilepsy and autism and has recently been approved to...

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