New Jersey Governor Christ Christie is at it again. On Tuesday, Christie said that if he is elected president he will crack down on states that ended prohibition on marijuana. When Christie was asked if he would enforce federal drug laws in states that have legalized and regulated cannabis, Christie said that he would crack down and not permit it.
Marijuana tax revenue is blood money?
These statements come less than a month after Governor Christie said that tax revenue generated from marijuana is blood money, He made those comments at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for an outpatient drug abuse rehabilitation facility on the Jersey shore.
Governor Christie said. “To me, that’s blood money. I’m not going to put the lives of children and citizens at risk to put a little more money into the state coffers, at least not on my watch.”
Majority of Republicans disagree with Christie
According to a poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, a majority of Republicans disagree with Christie’s stance. 54% of respondents said that the federal government should not interfere with states that have legalized marijuana (Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska).
The poll also found that 39% of Republicans support the legalization of recreational marijuana. Pew found significant support for legal marijuana from millennial Republicans. 63% of them support legalizing marijuana.
If Governor Christie wants to be elected president, he will need the support of more than just the GOP. According to the poll, 53% of Americans support legalization. Clearly, Christie’s views are not in line with the American people.
Christie recently legalized internet gambling in New Jersey
John Stewart made an interesting point recently. Governor Christie recently legalized internet gambling in New Jersey. Gambling is addictive and frowned upon by federal law.
“Well there is a difference, though, to be fair,” Stewart said. “If you smoke too much pot, no one comes to break your fucking knees.”
Christie can barely run New Jersey
A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that Christie’s job approval rating has hit another low. 56% of New Jersey voters disapprove of his work.
The results of a federal investigation into “Bridge-gate” is expected to be released any day. If they determine that Christie ordered the lane closures, or knew what his aides were doing at the time, 34% of NJ voters want Christie removed from office, 29% say he should be removed and prosecuted, and 29% say an apology is enough.