New Jersey legislators are preparing a push for recreational cannabis legalization in the 2018 midterm elections, but if they want to bring legal weed to the Garden State, they’ll need to oust Governor Chris Christie first.
According to NJ.com, Governor Christie spoke yesterday at a forum on substance abuse in Princeton, NJ where he restated his outdated views on cannabis legalization.
Christie was at the forum to address the state’s opioid epidemic, a scourge that President Trump has picked Christie to combat nationally. But despite the country’s continued struggle with prescription pills and heroin addiction, it didn’t take long for Governor Christie to go off on a diatribe about the “dangers” of legal weed.
“We are in the midst of the public health crisis on opiates,” Christie told the forum. “But people are saying pot’s OK. This is nothing more than crazy liberals who want to say everything’s OK. Bologna.”
The Governor went on to call the state’s legalization efforts “beyond stupidity” and chide local legislators Nick Scutari and Steve Sweeney, and Phil Murphy (Christie’s presumed Democratic successor in the upcoming Gubernatorial election),…