A Chris Christie Presidency Would Be A Disaster For Marijuana Reform
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to be President of the United States. It’s probably the worst kept secret in candidate politics right now. With 2016 right around the corner, and a Chris Christie presidential campaign likely, what would Chris Christie do in regards to marijuana reform if he were President? A recent video released by Matt Simon of the Marijuana Policy Project sheds some light on Chris Christie’s opinion of marijuana reform. Per the Huffington Post:
In a video shot by Matt Simon, New England political director at Marijuana Policy Project and posted on his Facebook page, Brinck Slattery, a Republican running for state representative in Manchester Ward 3 is heard asking Christie: “I know that you have some ambitions for D.C. perhaps. If you were president, how would you treat states that have legalized marijuana?”
“Probably not well,” Christie responded as he walked away from the conversation at a restaurant campaign stop. “Not well, but we’ll see. We’ll have to see what happens.”
Chris Christie’s comments shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. If you look at what Chris Christie has done as New Jersey Governor in regards to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program, it’s pretty clear that Chris Christie is not a fan of marijuana reform. 2016 is shaping up to be an epic year for marijuana reform with numerous states planning legalization initiatives. I hope marijuana supporters realize just how bad Chris Christie would be as President, and do everything they can to prevent him from being elected. I’d hate to see all those states legalize in 2016, just to see an idiot like Chris Christie throw a monkey wrench into the process of implementation.