Governor Christie Blocks New Jersey’s Bridge to Legalization

11188089675_194d0213aaGovernor Chris Christie is the first and last to admit that there is only one more roadblock preventing the legalization of marijuana in the state of New Jersey – himself.

Speaking on New Jersey 101.5’s “Ask the Governor,” Christie took a call from one of his constituents on efforts by the legislature to move reform forward in the Garden State. The caller brought up prospect of using the projected tax revenue to either replace the regressive gas tax or simply have the additional revenue supplement the state’s budget, to which the Governor replied “…“There is nothing we spend in government that is important enough to allow me to willfully poison our children for that money. That’s blood money.”

Well Governor, 60% of the voters in the United States do not agree with you – and neither does your state legislature. Support among elected officials in New Jersey is rising faster than ever. Fresh off of a trip to Colorado to see first hand how the state that pioneered legalization handles their regulations, NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney said “I was on board before we went, but I am absolutely sold that this industry can be regulated. It’s safe, it’s well managed. Colorado has done an amazing job.”

It doesn’t hurt that according to a recent report by New Jersey Policy Perspective and NJ United for Marijuana Reform projects that the public coffers would add an estimated $300 million dollars a year in tax revenue.

However, nothing can move until there is a change in leadership in the Governor’s office. In recent his interview, Christie went one step further, exclaiming that “You’re damn right I’m the only impediment [blocking reform]. And I am going to remain the only impediment until January of 2018.”

So there you have it – the Governor proudly proclaimed that the only thing preventing the end of marijuana prohibition in NJ is Christie himself. Conveniently for the residents of New Jersey, the Governor is term-limited out and the next election is November 7th, 2017.

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  1. Christie is tied, in both large and sketchy ways, to privatized prisons. Of course he’ll fight tooth and nail for his own financial interests.

  2. I’m ashamed to tell people that I’m from the garden state just because ignorant people like Cristin. But let’s not forget about florio. He was worse

    1. Christie needs to be removed from office for a number of well-publicized reasons. With a little luck the New Jersey State Legislature will impeach the guy.

      As a proud NJ resident, I’m pleased to see that most of the misguided folks that voted Christie into office have finally gotten the picture, as he now has a mere 21% approval rating. Not only is he an obvious liar concerning Bridgegate, among other things, he has hardly been in the state the last few years as he has either been campaigning for President of hanging out at Trump Tower hoping for a position (or maybe a pardon if necessary).

      A big hat tip should go out to NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney and the other NJ legislators for getting on board for legal cannabis. Sweeney should run for Governor!

      IMPEACH CHRISTIE NOW!

    1. I wish he would just eat himself to death. I thought Trump would have taken him off our plate but even he doesn’t want this guy.

    2. Thanks for that reminder. Hemp is also the best precursor crop for tree planting– leaves all that stalk residue (“litter”) to fertilize the ground. As “exitway drug” for puffsuckers quitting nicotine $igarettes it will allow billions of acres to be returned to forest that are now wasted growing tobacco.

      Articles have appeared recently on the role of trees in improving the quality of life in cities– even or especially certain notorious ones in New Germany– oops sorry Jersey.

  3. Who made him God???? Can’t he see who it’s already helped, how about all the children with seizures? This is MEDICINE and his ignorance is preventing his constituents from being able to get it legally, everyone talks about tax revenue, but what about his veterans with PTSD? Come on Christie, get your head outta your ass, for the people!!!

  4. You won’t allow a natural herbal to heal our children because it’s blood money??? What do you call the poison that chemo and narcotics are doing to our children. And let’s talk about the blood money that’s accepted from pharmaceutical companies

    1. Right on! They are the epitome of hypocracy, kissing big pharma’s ass. They could care less, as long as they are taking in the dough.

  5. I like the fact that you can click on the picture of Christie in this article to get an enlarged version. NORML really does provide a good service 😎

  6. Christie is a corporate puppet,the only thing he is interested in is oil & gas pipelines!! And,trying to cover his fat arse from all the criminal activities he’s is & has been involved with..I hope some aliens beam him up,& zap his butt!! He really needs to be impeached,if not thrown in one of his prison for profits!! SOB…?

  7. Christie is a corporate puppet,the only thing he is interested in is oil & gas pipelines!! And,trying to cover his fat arse from all the criminal activities he’s is & has been involved with..I hope some aliens beam him up,& zap his butt!! He really needs to be impeached,if not thrown in one of his prison for profits!! SOB…?

  8. Christie is a corporate puppet,the only thing he is interested in is oil & gas pipelines!! And,trying to cover his fat arse from all the criminal activities he’s is & has been involved with..I hope some aliens beam him up,& zap his butt!! He really needs to be impeached,if not thrown in one of his prison for profits!! SOB…?

  9. “Poison?” Whoever believes marijuana is toxic is still living in an aging out twighlight zone. “Psychoactive?” Yes. But in order to be toxic by definition a substance has to cause overdose through some natural quantity of consumption. Even Chris Christi couldnt eat enough medibles to get anywhere close to a toxic level of marijuana in the bloodstream. My 94-year-old grandmother lives in New Jersey and suffers from mild dimentia and even she knows marijuana is not toxic; Chistie and Trump are. What is he going to do? Hook monkeys up to gas masks full of marijuana smoke and axphixiate the poor oxygen starved creatures like NIDA did in the 80’s?
    If anything Christie’s rants are helping poison off Trump’s chances for reelection as Trump reveals his prohibitionist cabinet and judgement finds its way to the Americans who voted for Trump or Christi. C’mon prison guards; still worried about your penchant? Join the light side of the Force, y’know the “light” that Bannon literally said was bad for him and Satan… (see Seth Meyer’s latest “Closer Look,”) and turn your prisons into schools and find out what security really means.
    Christie and Trump’s ties to corruption, collusion, bribery, treason and high crimes, (pun intended), are setting us up for an interesting 2018 midterm election. But when we include the closure of voting booths in Democratic districts, the Fake & Fascist news machine under Trump’s chief strategist, Brannon, and the fact that poor people don’t vote during midterm elections, one can see why such evil grows so confident.
    Question; I thought that New Jersey had a provision in their state legislature that allowed the state majority vote for medical marijuana to bypass the Governor and go straight to the State Department of Health for implementation?

    1. Correction: I meant “pensions” 🙂
      … but Prison Guards should worry about their “penchant” for prohibition; job security cupled with a lack of imagination for a better career is the root of great evil.

  10. He won’t have to. He won’t have to do…..anything? If Jeff Sessions decides to enforce federal marijuana laws once in office, marijuana legalization possibly including medical will be completely destroyed. Completely. Christie is more emboldened now than ever, perhaps. Because he knows what is coming. A crackdown on legalization on the national level. If Trump does not stop Sessions and Sessions decides to fully enforce prohibition, legalization is done at the state level. And possibly done for decades….to come.

  11. He has said”all studies show its a gateway drug” This has been disproved. I would guess he has ties to alcohol industry too. Christie is only out for Christie.

  12. Maybe the people of New Jersey will get lucky and Chris Christie will die before the end of his term! On the other hand they elected him so maybe they deserve this.

  13. Willfully poison the children of NJ? Someone should tell him you will have to be 21 with an ID to be able to purchase it. I guess he thinks the black market will do better protecting the children than a regulated one.

  14. You can see the epic battle forming. The battle lines are being drawn. The prohibitionists understand that it’s “do or die” for their cause now. And they aren’t going down without a fight.

    They’re ramping up. It’s happening everywhere, even as legalization blooms across the nation, so too are the drug warriors girding for their last stand. For the prohibitionists, with Trump and Sessions in charge nationally, this is their cue. This is their moment. It’s “go time.”

    We’ve got to take it to them. Prohibition is over, motherfuckers! We ain’t going back.

  15. He just proved he is a dictator! This country should be run on the will of the people! He is supposed to be representing the people of NJ. And the polls show the people want it legalized. The power went straight to his head. He thinks he is a KING, and just ignores what this country was built on, and lies to hold onto that power. He is also watching people go to jail on something he new about, He was investigated about bridge gate and got away with it because of no evidence? REALLY if I were to rob a store and the only evidence the police have is 5 people testifying I was involved I’d be in jail right now. This is just another example of one power saving the ass of another power. Its time for everyone to stand up to these lying politicians tell your friend and family to start call the so called representative we had enough and to legalize marijuana. I have to take drug test to work construction, but the people who make those laws, and who jobs are supposed to be so important don’t have to take drug test to show use they’re drug free. My guess would be at least half would fail.

  16. “There is nothing we spend in government that is important enough to allow me to willfully poison our children for that money. That’s blood money.”

    This is coming from a bloated, unhealthy human being who can barely move. As a marijuana patient and consumer for most of my life, I can tell you that marijuana, when used responsibly, is without a doubt the single most important plant to mankind. Medical marijuana affords me the ability to be physically fit and healthy by alleviating pain so that I can have an active lifestyle, which includes a lot of exercise.

    Unfortunately Trump and the rest of ‘his’ mad men have taken over; and it seems marijuana legalization may be heading for a set back by these bloated, big mouthed beasts who think they are special creatures of the universe; who instead are nothing more than bullies.

  17. Why does he get to decide what’s healthy or not. I mean look at him. He is not the paragon of health and fitness. Now, Gary Johnson on the other hand, I’ll take health advice from him.

  18. Fatboy will be out of office in no time and then NJ citizens can finally celebrate real American freedom away from tyrannical unconstitutional government bureaucrats trying to use government to save you from a wild weed. Fatboy’s butthurt will be something to enjoy. Let NY legalize and let them have a bunch of legal pot next to fatboys border, let the butthurt flow nice and early.

  19. Christie just oozes corruption. He’s the poster boy for crooked politics. The air will smell a little fresher when he’s gone. His throwing his two underlings under the bus to save his own political hide speaks volumes.

  20. And you are OK with alcohol? Thats the biggest gateway drug EVER!! You have no idea what you are saying Christie. Educate yourself

  21. Blood money? Poison children? …what? Let’s not get carried away here, I’m sure your real concerned with being healthy, fat ass. Kind of weird that we’re a nation for THE PEOPLE by THE PEOPLE but one person can decide if what the people want.

  22. Openly admitting that you will impose your own will rather than that of the people!? Isn’t there a law somewhere that makes that, like.. ‘not ok’? lol!?

  23. Look who’s telling us what we should be able to put in our own bodies, a bloated piece of shit who probably eats 40 donuts a day.

  24. You are going to be gone soon and there is nothing going to stop us. I just wish they had been able to put charges on you like the other people who worked for you and took orders from you. Great people of the state of new Jersey please remember Christie told these people who are now going to prison what to do it was not them doing this on their own he is the boss he is where blame belongs remember come election time.

  25. Look who’s telling us what we should be able to put in our own bodies, a bloated corrupt politician who probably eats 40 donuts a day.

  26. Ahhh… The Outlaw Jersey Whale. Poor little short-legged, big-butt, funny-walking like a stick up his arse, smart-talking, John Wayne Gacy clown look-alike, traitorous SOB! I guess he found out where the rubber met the road, eh?
    Opened his caustic little Joisey mout (yes, I meant mout) one too many times and fell out of favor with the Don. Shame, shame. He just can’t help it, but, he keeps on making an Ass of himself?? Yee Haw, Chris!! LOL

  27. The people of this country made the biggest mistake in our history when the elected Trump to be our president. I just wonder how long it will take for those that voted for him to realize it.

    It seems like just about every person he is choosing to be part of his administration is the worst of the worst.

    Is it a coincidence that Trump (Drumph) has a German heritage? He seems to be much like a Nazi trying to restart the Gestapo to me.

  28. god made pot.

    to be against pot,
    is to be against god,

    and to be against god,
    is to be EVIL.

    we must call EVIL,
    what is it; EVIL.

    chris christy is EVIL,
    he is the scum of the earth.

    p.s.; hillary is still trying to get in …
    she is funding a ballot recount …

  29. Lock Christia for Bridgegate and impeach him he obviously has a crappy rating is useless all he does is take up space

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