Colorado Fires Back Over Chris Christie's Marijuana Comments

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You'd think a guy ostensibly running for President wouldn't want to antagonize people in another state, let alone a swing state, but that's just not how Chris Christie rolls. It's sort of amusing as well that someone from New Jersey, of all places, is slagging another state's "quality of life".

via KDVR, Denver.

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.

And what did Christie say that residents of Colorado found so offensive?

CHRIS CHRISTIE: “For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there,” Christie said later in the broadcast, bringing up Colorado again on his own.

“See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high. To me, it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey and there’s no tax revenue that’s worth that.”


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