Politics Presidential Hopeful Chris Christie Warns Colorado Pot Smokers: ‘Enjoy It’ While You Can

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  1. dawg

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    Just another example how the GOP will turn back the clock if they get power again. Is this what we want?


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    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.
     
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    Maybe he ought to worry a bit more about leaving a few Big Macs on the plate rather than a state that exercised it's democratic right to legalize a plant.
     
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    A real life Homer Simpson .. Just fatter and dumber
     
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    Closeted self hating stoner
     
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    Chris Christie is an insufferable turd.
     
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    I get it, but he's the only one that had the nerve to say it out loud. All GOP people have the same stance. GOP will enforce the federal law you can bank on that.
     
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    This is as dumb as preaching gay rights to african leaders.
     
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    I read this. I love how he says "enjoy it while you can" like he is a shoo-in to become president. Fucking douchebag.
     
  10. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...awesome so he figures hes gonna win it by capturing the over 80 vote. :scratch:
     
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    Only if he's reaching out to the 80% blockage demo.
     
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    The easy way to figure out what will happen on this issue is to take a look at Texas, a GOP stronghold at present. You cannot even get medical weed here, a person dying from cancer will find relief from pot in Texas.
     
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    Was Medical Marijuana ever on the ballot in Texas? It 2014 it lost in Florida by like 1 or 2% (they needed 60%).. Its coming back on the ballot in 2016, hopefully it passes and shitheads like Chris Christie stay far away from the White House.

    I'll be getting of my ass to vote next year, thats for sure. For president and for Florida medical legislation..
     
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    It's a social media world who support issues like legal pot, and he just alienated almost all of it.

    Good Luck governor.
     
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    ...doubtful that the republicans will win anything except 2nd place.
     
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    It has been, and it has been shot down every time.
     
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    ...but it was nice of him to let everybody know hes out of touch so early on in the decision making progress. i dont want him on the white house furniture anyway.
     
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    Can you imagine the butt smell?
     
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    The majority of voters here in Colorado voted to legalize pot. So is Christie denying the right of we the people to vote on what we want? This is a democracy right?