In recent months, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has repeatedly said that he does not agree with marijuana legalization and would most likely end the current policy which allows states to determine their own marijuana laws provided they meet certain criteria, earning him a grade of “F” on MPP’s Presidential Report Card.
On Tuesday, Gov. Christie reaffirmed this position, sayingÂ that state laws making marijuana legal are numbered if he is elected president. The Huffington Post reports:
âIf youâre getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,â Christie said Tuesday during a Newport, New Hampshire, town-hall meeting,Â Bloomberg reports.Â âAs of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.â
Christie, one of 16 Republicans campaigning for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, has made no secret of his long-held opposition to cannabis. As governor of New Jersey, he has opposedÂ even his own state’s limited medical marijuana program and has called similar laws in 22 other statesÂ a “front” for full recreational legalization. He has described taxes generated from the sale of marijuana as “blood money.” And earlier this year in no uncertain terms, he said that, as president, he would “crack down and not permit” recreational cannabis in states that have legalized it.