New Jersey, a small state hidden under New York City, appears ready to legalize medical marijuana. Maybe before the end of the year! About time. The West Coast is kicking the East Coast's ass at legal weed.

According to NORML, the following states have medical marijuana laws in place already: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. You may notice that with the exception of New Englandish states that don't even count because of all the hippies there, the list is dominated by West Coast states. What would Biggie think?

New Jersey would be a powerful step towards getting the East Coast back in the game. The WSJ says that even incoming NJ governor and rotund Republican Chris Christie says he'll support the bill if it has "enough restrictions," which we assume means that Redman can't bogart all of Chris Christie's shit. Fair enough.