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Poll: Does Candidate Christie Have a Clue When It Comes to Marijuana?

The governor warns pot-friendly states: There will be no more good times when I’m president

If Gov. Chris Christie succeeds in attaining the highest office in the land, folks in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska -- the four states that thus far have legalized pot -- will have to surrender their stoner ways.

“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it,” the governor said on Tuesday. “As of January 2017, I will enforce the federal law,” which classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, like heroin.

A Christie victory would also make short work of a bill introduced by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union, Somerset, and Middlesex), which would make grass legal in the Garden State.

What do you think of Christie’s position?

  • The governor is on the mark. The feds should have gone after the states that legalized pot, and it’s up to Christie or whoever else wins to shut these legalization efforts down. For starters, the federal government should tell banks it’s illegal to do business with marijuana-based businesses.

  • Whatever happens has to happen at the federal level. We can’t have a patchwork of state laws dealing with grass. Just trying to drive cross-country could make you a drug offender when you cross a border.

  • The Obama administration has struck the right balance, enforcing federal law in states where pot is still illegal, while letting states that have legalized it do their own thing. It’s not up to the feds to decide who can enjoy a little herb -- rolled and smoked or baked into edibles.

  • Christie needs to chill out (hint, hint). He’s always talking about treatment instead of jail time for nonviolent drug offenders. He should take the next step and end needless marijuana prosecutions in his home state. Scutari would welcome his help.

  • Christie is clueless. The United States should legalize pot. End of story. As the governor himself has said, it’s time to end the war on drugs and move on to more pressing issues.

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