Proponents of medical marijuana in New Jersey won a small victory today as Governor Chris Christie arranged a deal that could allow medical marijuana to be sold beginning in the spring. Certain provisions of the bill that Christie had been against he no longer opposes; at least publicly.

February 11, 2010: Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey, in attendance during the NCAA basketball game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Seton Hall Pirates at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Pirates beat the Fighting Irish, 90-87.

According to the New York Post, Christie will allow medical marijuana to be accessed much easier by patients in need of the drug, allowing six distribution and growing centers instead of the originally proposed two growing centers with four distribution sites. This in theory will make it easier for terminally ill patients to gain access to medical marijuana in New Jersey.

Governor Christie won on an important point of his own. Democrats allowed for the governor to cap the amount of THC that the marijuana would contain. 10% THC is the proposed cap for medical marijuana in New Jersey. Of course advocates for marijuana use claim that the 10% cap is too low and will not be effective in treating symptoms of diseases covered under the bill.

Within the New Jersey medical marijuana bill is a provision that makes it illegal for sick patients to get home delivery of their weed. New Jersey became the 14th state to make medical marijuana legal back in January.