Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Christie Thinks The Jersey MS “Pot Guy” Should Remain Behind Bars [AUDIO]

Governor Christie has taken a strong position that instead of sending non-violent drug offenders to jail, they should be sent to a rehab facility for mandatory treatment, and he’s recommending the state spend more than $2 million dollars to get the program up and running.

Cavan Images, Getty Images

Nevertheless, on the “Ask The Governor” program last night, Christie said he was not in favor of freeing John Ray Wilson – an MS patient who was caught growing pot in Somerset County.

Wilson said he was cultivating the stuff so he could smoke it and get relief from his painful autoimmune disease, but prosecutors still went after him, and a judge gave the man a 5-year jail sentence.

The Governor said, “There are a lot of questions that have yet to be answered about John Ray Wilson’s activity – the amount of pot that he’s been growing- was well beyond the amount of pot you would need for medicinal use for yourself, and his diagnosis has been brought into question – as to whether he really does have MS or not.”

He also stressed that his staff has been looking into the matter and, “Based on the things that they have raised with me, in the report, the briefing they gave me- I am not inclined to give any clemency to John Ray Wilson -I mean unless something new comes up I think he’s got to go to jail- and stay there.”


Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.



Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.