NJ Governor Christie on Marijuana Legalization: “This is Beyond Stupidity”

NJ Governor Christie on Marijuana Legalization: “This is Beyond Stupidity”

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It’s no secret that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is opposed to marijuana legalization. He has steadfastly opposed any effort at legalization in NJ and has vowed that it will not happen on his watch.

But it’s also no secret that Chris Christie loves to talk about cannabis. Given an opportunity he will go on at length about just how dangerous and ridiculous he thinks the whole notion is.

That’s exactly what happened last week when Gov. Christie was speaking at a forum on substance abuse hosted by the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. “This is beyond stupidity,” the governor said of legalization, adding, “We are in the midst of the public health crisis on opiates. But people are saying pot’s OK. This is nothing more than crazy liberals who want to say everything’s OK.”

But Christie wasn’t done. He also took aim at politicians in New Jersey who favored legalization. “People like Nick Scutari and Steve Sweeney and Phil Murphy want to bring this poison, legalized, into this state under the premise that, well, it doesn’t matter because people can buy it illegally anyway,” Christie said. “Then why not legalize heroin? I mean, their argument fails just on that basis. Let’s legalize cocaine. Let’s legalize angel dust. Let’s legalize all of it. What’s the difference? Let everybody choose.”

That last statement alone shows Christie’s incredible ignorance about cannabis and shows why he should have no input into policy that surrounds it. The difference between cannabis and something like heroin is akin to the difference between drinking water and drinking bleach. If you drink a glass of water you’ll be fine; I would not recommend even a sip of the bleach, under any circumstances.

What you’ll notice if you listen to Christie talk about cannabis long enough is that the only tools at his disposal are debunked studies and long-disproven theories like marijuana being a “gateway” to harder drugs. That, and telling people that support legalization they are stupid and crazy.

But Christie wasn’t done in his speech in Princeton. He went on to wonder aloud what will happen when marijuana retail shops come to the suburbs, implying that people with higher incomes will balk at what they had no problem with as long as it stayed in the urban centers. “People aren’t going to scream when the first head shop opens in Newark or Paterson or Camden or Trenton,” Christie said. “But man, I can’t wait for the first one to open in Short Hills. … And what’s that mean? It’s OK to do this just in our city, with our urban population, but keep it away from our godforsaken suburbs?”

Christie 2nd term as NJ Governor is set to end in January; because of term limits he is not allowed to run again, at least not this time around. Nothing prohibits him from seeking a third term in the future, as long as it doesn’t run consecutive to his 2nd term. For his part, Christie has ruled out that possibility.

So, barring a post in the Trump Administration or a run for U.S. Senate, it looks like the long nightmare that is Chris Christie’s political career will soon be over.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Gov Christi. The dope heads will find a way to obtain the deadly Cannabis and then thousands of drug stone heads will cost the TAX payers money to cure their problems.

    • So now cannabis is”deadly” huh cause ive NEVER heard of any NOT ONE case of death of overdose due to marijuana do your research idiot

  2. Absolutely rediculous that these naysayer politicians run off at the mouth about a natural plant that has been around and was legal since 2727bc until prohibition in the 1930’s. Politicians were just as ignorant and greedy then, have they not learned anything by now? My daughter is 10. She started cannabis oils 3 years ago. The pharmaceuticals were killing her. Cannabis saved her life. Why are the ignorant so against improved quality of life? Are they all ancestors of Hitler promoting a slow Holocaust in the name of population control? Most every pharmaceutical is far more dangerous and mind altering than cannabis!!!!!

  3. Where is Christie’s approval rating now? Last I saw it was tanking below 30%. His disapproval of Cannabis re-legalization is actually a great endorsement, as the quality of the opposition to Cannabis continues to drop. If Kevin Sabet(with all his bells and whistles and his fat paychecks), Rehab Ranger Patrick Kennedy, and Christie are the top guns in this fight we may have full re-legalization faster than we hoped for. Even here in Floriduh we’re beginning to make some advances.
    Next time you go to thank a Vet for our service just help to ensure the rights we fought for and let us grow our own.

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