New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said if he ever became president that he would “crack down” on marijuana legalization, reported The Huffington Post.
The hypothetical President Christie said he would use his executive authority to stop state efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana. “I will crack down and not permit it,” he said.
Despite alcohol and hard, illicit drugs like cocaine and heroin being the most dangerous and addicting substances, Christie said marijuana is the “enormous addiction problem.”
Christie hates legal marijuana. He said that “the White House [should send a message] on down through federal law enforcement” and that “states should not be permitted to sell it and profit.”
Either Gov. Christie is trying to sell lies or he has no idea what he’s talking about. The state of Colorado has generated millions of dollars in taxes that will help fund the school system and raise substance-abuse awareness. All Christie sees is some filthy plant smoked only by a bunch of dirty hippies.
About two years ago, for the first time, majority opinion shifted in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes. However, people with outdated and out-of-touch opinions about marijuana and the drug war are still around. They are dying off, though.
As time passes, the antiquated politics of Gov. Christie will lose steam and eventually become irrelevant.