Chris Christie To Legal Marijuana Smokers: Enjoy It While You Can Because He’ll Enforce Federal Ban

NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is attracting attention to his struggling presidential campaign by making it clear he doesn’t want to recognize state laws legalizing recreational marijuana.

In town hall meetings in New Hampshire and an appearance on Fox News this week, Christie said that if elected, he intends to overturn state marijuana legalization laws, which have been passed in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska.

“If you’re getting high in Colorado today, enjoy it until Jan. 17 of 2017,” Christie told an audience in Newport, N.H., on Tuesday, “because I will enforce the federal laws against marijuana as president of the United States.”

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DENVER — Few people still take New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seriously as a presidential contender, which may explain the governor’s comments Monday derisively referring to this critical swing state as a land of “head shops popping up on every corner.”

During a radio appearance Monday, Christie responded emphatically to a caller who asked about legalizing marijuana.

“You say it’s going to come down the road,” he said, interrupting the caller. “You know it may come down the road when I’m gone. It’s not going to come while I’m here.”

Christie, a Republican thought to be considered the GOP’s 2016 front-runner until he got bogged down in a scandal late last year, showed little grasp of an obvious reality: that voters here and in Washington state — not governors — are the ones who had the power to legalize recreational marijuana.