Christie to Colorado: Pot Party Ends With Me
Chris Christie crushed the hopes of marijuana enthusiasts earlier this week. He made it clear that he will enforce federal marijuana laws by 2017 if he were to become president.
Luckily for most Americans, Christie won’t become president. Still, his viewpoints demonstrate how out of touch Republicans are on the topic of recreational drugs and it shows that further education is still needed.
During a speech in New Hampshire, Christie demonized marijuana and those who use it.
“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” said Christie. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
He added that the only way he would soften his stance on marijuana is if the federal laws were to change through the proper legal process.
The Hill reports:
Colorado and three other states have legalized recreational marijuana in recent years, including Washington, Oregon and Alaska, along with the District of Columbia.
Christie currently sits ninth in a crowded GOP field of more than a dozen candidates hoping to make it onto the stage for their party’s first debate Aug. 6, which is capped at the top 10 based on recent polls.
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