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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