They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LIII

Chris Christie
Chris Christie should bow his head in shame for his recent cannabis comments

Our role at this blog is not to endorse anyone for President in 2016, but we certainly will call it as we see it when it comes to presidential candidates’ positions on cannabis and right now we must take umbrage at Chris Christie’s stupid mouthings, including the following:

I’ve had many taxpayers at town hall meetings who will ask me about, why not legalize marijuana to make the taxes go a little higher? 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.

Then, not satisfied with that ridiculous bit of political drivel, Christie felt compelled to let voters know that he has no clue nor interest in science or objectivity by calling marijuana a “gateway drug”:

Every bit of objective data tells us that it’s a gateway drug to other drugs. And it is not an excuse in our society to say that alcohol is legal so why not make marijuana legal. … Well … why not make heroin legal? Why not make cocaine legal? You know, their argument is a slippery slope.

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6 responses to “They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LIII”

  1. These are comments by a man of power with borderline intelligence. Apparently he has been bruised by life. He is the Governor of New Jersey, When you look at the major cities in NJ in which he governs {Trenton, Newark, Jersey City and Camden} If they were overseas we would have sent troops and foreign aid. While Governor Christie sits home listening to Pat Boone music his State crumbles. How can we take him serious?

  2. It’s so nice to see awareness of Chris Christie’s idiocy from people living in states other than NJ. Please add to your awareness of him that he lied his way into public office, and his leadership in NJ has given us the highest unemployment in the region, the poorest recovery from the damages of the storm called Sandy, as well as one of the most overregulated, ineffective medical marijuana programs in the nation. Nationally, he has been hailed as “plainspeaking” (which some people confuse with honesty), but in NJ we know he is a blowhard and a bully who is unsuited to any public office.

  3. I’m not surprised that Mr. Christie is not up-to-date on the medical science for cannabis, but to compare cannabis to heroin or cocaine is just plain ludicrous. But then, Mr. Christie appears to enjoy looking ludicrous.

    And to use the term “blood money” is not only inaccurate, it’s just shameful.

    blood mon·ey, noun

    -money paid in compensation to the family of someone who has been killed.

    -money paid to a hired killer.

    -money paid by the police or the media for information about a killer or killing.

    We can add all the people in Latin America who have been murdered by the drug war, supported mostly with funding by our federal government. We can add all the money politicians accept from the prison industry, defense contractors, and Big Pharma (who’s products kill people every single day).

    The people who die are the ones that don’t have access to cannabis. The people who die are pain patients, including veterans, who commit suicide because they can no longer handle the pain. The people who die are those addicted to drugs who could use marijuana as an exit drug, but end up overdosing on street drugs. The people who die are teenagers who drink and drive.

    And the money Christie accepts has a lot more blood on it than any money with connections to marijuana.

  4. The Gateway Theory is actually an acknowledgement that previous information about
    marijuana was exaggerated and inaccurate: “Maybe marijuana isn’t as dangerous as we said it was, but it can lead to more dangerous things.”

    The Christie administration has resisted several attempts to reschedule marijuana from its statewide Schedule I status. By insisting that marijuana remain a Schedule I drug, in the same class–equally as dangerous–as heroin, and MORE dangerous than all drugs in Schedules II – V, including cocaine, methamphetamine and all prescription drugs, it is difficult to imagine exactly what more dangerous things marijuana can lead to…

    For more on rescheduling, see:

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