New Jersey governor Chris Christie is known as a straight shooter. But with Donald Trump doubling down on every ridiculous position one can imagine leading up to the Republican primary debates starting next week, it seem the always outspoken candidate Christie has decided to get ahead of the absurd anti-pot position with comments he made Wednesday on “Fox and Friends” reinforcing his already awful rating on cannabis legalization.
“Marijuana is against the law in the states and it should be enforced in all 50 states,” the New Jersey governor Wednesday morning. “That’s the law and the Christie administration will support it.”
He is, of course, referring to the standing federal ban against marijuana, one that has largely taken a back seat in recent years as four states legalize recreational marijuana—Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska—while two dozen more offer some form of medical marijuana relief to patients with a variety of diseases.
In fact, New Jersey does have a highly-restricted medical marijuana on the law books. But extreme regulation, largely thanks to Christie, has driven prices sky high in the state, indicating that the governor is more than just all talk in his anti-marijuana stance. That is a good reason to be concerned if the morbidly obese politician were to actually get elected to national office. He threatened, “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it. As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
The date mentioned by Christie refers to the inauguration of whoever wins the November 2016 general election to become the new President of the United States. Given that the current governor, who has repeatedly made headlines over alleged corruption, as well as the occasional positive act of leadership, such as the infamous photo op with President Obama after Hurricane Sandy severely damaged his state, is currently polling around 3% (Trump leads with 20%), it seems unlikely his chest-thumping anti-pot position will manifest in the Oval Office. Then again, the general election is over a year away, so a lot could happen, good and bad.