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Chris Christie: 'I Will 🤬 Down And Not Permit' Legal Marijuana As President

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edited April 2015 in The Social Lounge
If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) becomes president of the United States, he said on "The Hugh Hewitt Show" Tuesday, he will "🤬 down" on those states that have ended prohibitions on marijuana.

When asked by Hewitt if he would enforce federal drug laws in those states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie responded unequivocally.

"Absolutely," Christie said. "I will 🤬 down and not permit it."

Citing an "enormous addiction problem" in the U.S., Christie, who has not yet announced a presidential run but has launched a political action committee, said that a very clear message needs to be sent "from the White House on down through federal law enforcement."

"States should not be permitted to sell it and profit" from legalizing marijuana, he said.

Cannabis is still prohibited under federal law. States that have legalized marijuana, for recreational or medical purposes, rely on guidance from Attorney General Eric Holder urging federal prosecutors to refrain from targeting state-legal operations.

Opposition to marijuana reforms is nothing new from Christie. As governor of New Jersey, he has been a vocal critic, calling medical marijuana programs that 23 states have already enacted a "front" for full recreational legalization. On the prospects for legalizing recreational marijuana in his own state, Christie has said, "Not on my watch." Last year, when asked how a President Christie would treat states that have legalized marijuana, he said, "Probably not well."

But what is surprising is that a majority of Republicans disagree with Christie's stance, according to the most recent polling from Pew Research Center. Fifty-four percent told Pew that the federal government should not interfere with states that have legalized marijuana -- that is, Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

Moreover, while only 39 percent of all Republicans support the legalization of recreational marijuana, 49 percent of those who identify as more moderate are in favor of legalization, according to Pew. Among millennial Republicans, support for legalizing marijuana is significant -- 63 percent are in favor.

Not to mention that Christie would need more than just GOP votes to win in 2016, and Pew found that 53 percent of Americans support legalization.

Tom Angell, chairman of the marijuana policy reform group Marijuana Majority, said that Christie's comments put him out of step with most Americans and with most members of his own party.

"This is not only bad policy but is incredibly bad politics," Angell said. "If Christie wants to block sensible marijuana reforms in his own state of New Jersey, that's one thing. But it's especially unacceptable -- and not very conservative, I'd add -- for him to say he'd use federal resources to overturn the will of voters in a growing number of other states that are moving beyond prohibition. Maybe he forgot that Colorado is an important swing state in presidential elections."


  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He's not getting that nomination.
  • Ghost313
    Ghost313 Mistah Don't Play Members Posts: 6,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hilary is damn near a lock now
  • Smokey Tha Bandit
    Smokey Tha Bandit NO FUCKS GIVEN Members Posts: 3,779 ✭✭✭✭✭
    stupid fat 🤬 ...
  • VIBE
    VIBE Members Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He took the L.

    Might as well drop out now.
  • zzombie
    zzombie Members Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You know who won't 🤬 down on weed. Rand Paul
  • 7figz
    7figz Still don’t nothing move but the money Members Posts: 15,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What a fat 🤬 .
  • The_Jackal
    The_Jackal Members Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He wasn't gonna be president anyway
  • TayGettem
    TayGettem Members Posts: 6,859 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fck Republican anyway
  • gucci7383
    gucci7383 Members Posts: 3,093 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he was 🤬 when he first came out and she he waited to do away with SS in the future. aint nobody voting for that idiot. he should have ran 4 yrs ago... his numbers are to low in his own home state
  • (Nope)
    (Nope) NawfNawfMembers Posts: 2,746 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Isn't he supposed to support small government? When will this morbidly obese 🤬 just drop dead? I can't trust someone to run for president that cant trust themselves not to eat a dozen donuts every morning.
  • Stiff
    Stiff Legion of Trill BG Members Posts: 7,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol no way he's that stupid..there has to be some kinda ulterior motive to going against the changing tide of an entire nation..

    Maybe subconsciously he doesn't actually want to be president?
  • Elzo69Renaissance
    Elzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattleMembers Posts: 50,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He s too fat to be taken,serious as a presidential candidate
  • So ILL
    So ILL Members Posts: 16,507 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb-ass just Cheddar Bob'd himself lol.
  • white715
    white715 Members Posts: 7,744 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He is seen as being too close to the center by the rest of the party, this is him trying to prove he is conservative enough. If he wins the primary he will flip flop on this
  • I_fap_twohanded
    I_fap_twohanded East Coast Members Posts: 382 ✭✭✭
    Dudes a 🤬 joke, I actually though he'd lax our outrageous gun laws in NJ he hasn't and now he goes and says this 🤬 hes a 🤬 clown and no one really likes him
    KLICHE Members Posts: 5,061 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb 🤬
  • Trillfate
    Trillfate "i used to like the Ride more now i like the Race...i used like the Prize more now i like the Chase" Members Posts: 24,008 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not shocked...

    Its illegal to pump your own gas in new jersey...
  • Kat
    Kat Don't @ Me to Dumb Shit. H-TownMembers Posts: 50,667 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chris Christie
  • Focal Point
    Focal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonMembers Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And this is why Weedman stay holding protests outside the State House
  • not this again!
    not this again! the dude playing the dude, disguised as another dude Members Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Pretty sure that he couldn't anything that would affect the sovereignty of states' rights, anyway. I can see the Supreme Court laughing at this fat 🤬 .

    Seems like in Jersey, over the last decade and a half, we've had one 🤬 governor after another.
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