President Chris Christie Will Recriminalize Pot In States That Have Legalized It
Oh! Hey! Did you forget that Chris Christie was running for President? I kind of did! Mostly because I can’t believe he’d actually have the chutzpah to actually run after the whole Bridgegate thing.
Anyway, he is running, and he is already making some campaign promises! Bloomberg reports that at a town hall meeting in Newport, New Hampshire, Christie said, “If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it. As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal laws.”
Yeah! That’ll get the people pumped up! Let’s jail more people for non-violent drug offenses! Good times! That is a worthwhile use of everyone’s time and money for sure!
Given that a majority of Americans support marijuana decriminalization (including 31 percent of self-described conservatives), I’m not really sure this is the greatest platform to run on right out of the gate. Particularly when Christie is not an especially strong contender to begin with. I would imagine that even a majority who oppose decriminalization probably don’t feel so strongly about it that a position like this would sway them one way or another. [Bloomberg]