Just another example how the GOP will turn back the clock if they get power again. Is this what we want? View attachment 40124 Chris Christie really, really doesn’t like marijuana. During one of his “Telling It Like It Is” town hall events in New Hampshire on Tuesday, the New Jersey Governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate once again let his unusually strong views on the topic be known, this time with a warning to people who live in states like Colorado and Washington where recreational use of the drug is currently legal. “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” Christie said at the Salt Hill Pub in Newport, New Hampshire, as first reported by Bloomberg Politics. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.” This is hardly the first time Christie has expressed his strong anti-marijuana views. Earlier this year, he said that tax revenue raised through legalized weed would constitute “blood money.” Later, when he was confronted with the idea that legalization is “inevitable” Christie said it would “never” happen in New Jersey as long as he is governor. For some reason, Christie has latched onto this issue as an important one, and unless he thought it would benefit him politically, it’s hard to imagine why he would continue to hammer it as a presidential candidate. But exactly what constituency is trying to court with this message? As of last year, Pew found the 53% of Americans support marijuana legalization with 44% opposed. Republicans are less likely to support it than Democrats, so perhaps Christie is attempting to outflank some of his conservative rivals by appealing to voters who think the Obama Administration has flaunted the “rule of law” by allowing states to sell and tax marijuana without interference from the federal government.