Presidential Candidate Tells Colorado Pot Users to Enjoy It While You Can
Presidential candidate Chris Christie is telling Colorado pot users they better enjoy it while they can.
According to Bloomberg.com, at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire this week Christie said, "If you're getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it. As of January 2017 I will enforce the federal laws."
While the New Jersey governor apparently opposes recreational marijuana straight up, it doesn't seem to be just about his personal feelings. He calls it "lawlessness." Christie says, "if you want to change the marijuana laws, go ahead and change the national laws."
In a crowded field of Republican candidates, Christie is, at least initially, making his position clear on the issue. It will be interesting to see if his position changes or not in the months ahead. The New Jersey governor may be surprised to discover how favorable public opinion seems to be regarding recreational marijuana.
While only a handful of states currently allows the use of recreational marijuana, it's an issue that seems to be gaining momentum across the country. Obviously, pot users, whether Republican or Democrat aren't going to vote for someone who plans to criminalize marijuana use. The question is, will Christie's stance on the issue be enough to sway the non-pot users' vote his way, and even if it does, will it be enough to get him into the White House?