Drug Legalization

Chris Christie Opposes Pot Legalization Because He Doesn't Want New Small Businesses or Tourists in His State

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Last night on his radio show, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted to make sure everyone knew he really, really doesn't think it's cool to legalize marijuana and that not even "casual use" is OK. After all, think of the potential consequences! 

"Go to Colorado and see if you want to live there," the governor said. "See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado, where there are headshops popping up on every corner, and people flying into your airport just to get high.

No siree. Wouldn't want new small businesses opening up or tourists coming to your state. That would be terrible.

He added:

"To me, it's not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey," he added. "And here's no tax revenue that's worth that.

He could have stopped before the last three words.

The governor has also said that he's worried about the "profit motive" sneaking into his state if a recent bill submitted in the state legislature to legalize possession of marijuana of up to an ounce passes. He famously dragged his feet on much needed liberalization of medical marijuana in the state as well, as this Reason TV video shows:

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  1. Hey, I thought the Corpulent RINO had lap band or something. Did it break? Because it doesn’t seem to be working.

    1. I don’t think lap band works too well for someone with absolutely no impulse control who continues to stuff their fat worthless face.

      Probably explains his prohibitionist stance though. It’s just him projecting his own lack of self control onto everyone else.

      1. I agree, and it is part of why I am amazed he is not trying to outdo his stormtrooper buddy in New York on banning anything he thinks he should not have.

    2. It looks like he chose the relatively easy out-patient lap band surgery over the more painful gastrointestinal bypass surgery or the hellish not-eating-so-much.

      http://abcnews.go.com/Health/c…..d=19126013

      That would be his executive decision.

    3. RINO? Um, Republicans have always been against legalizing.

  2. Nope, but perfectly fine with degenerate gamblers pissing their families’ financial future away.

  3. GOP Frontrunner!

    Christie/Biden 2016!

    1. I like it. Suggested slogan:

      “Why Settle For Just One Dumbass? With Christie/Biden, You Get Three (by weight)!

      1. Yesssss.

  4. So we can add anti-business to his anti-gun and anti-private property bona fides. Have at him, GOP primary voters!

    1. So the perfect “electable” GOP candidate who will nevertheless be pilloried by the DemOP media as a libertarian lunatic?

      1. With his open hostility to libertarianism and his rivalry with Paul, I can’t imagine what narrative the press would hang around his neck. I suppose far right conservative? More likely his health would be the thrust of doubt.

        1. With his open hostility to libertarianism and his rivalry with Paul, I can’t imagine what narrative the press would hang around his neck.

          It’s not like facts ever stopped them before.

          More likely his health would be the thrust of doubt.
          Certainly they will allow fat-shaming for such an important occasion.

          1. That’s correct. Only full-figured *women* are beautiful.

        2. I don’t know, they seemed to imply that Romney was some kind Randian fiend who would throw old people off a cliff, end all entitlement programs, and put blacks “back in chains” while forcing women to be used as breeding stock for some kind of Mormon Ubermensch breeding program, so who knows what they’ll do with fatass.

          1. True. Romney was in fact a Big Gov GOP Man in the cast of Dumbya who wanted to spend $700 billion more than Obama.

            1. I have to wonder how much you get paid when you mention Bush and Obama completely out of context. I also have to wonder how to get in on that gig. I could use a few bucks, and it appears not to take too much brain power.

              1. Pretty sure no one is paying this shitpile; he’s dumb enough to do it for nothing.

  5. “not even “casual use” is OK”

    To be fair, he doesn’t look like the kind of guy who casually consumes things.

    1. I agree. I think he is afraid of what will happen to him if he gets the munchies on a regular basis…

      1. I think Monsieur Creosote provides us with a preview…

      2. It looks like he has permanent munchies.

  6. As a resident of a major Colorado city (Denver), my response is,”Hahahahahahaha.” I think I’ll skip the quality of life in Camden or Trenton and stay here. There’s a retail marijuana shop around the corner from my kid’s daycare, which has resulted in the kiddos constantly being approached by its sleazy customers, cars careening into the playground, etc.

    Just kidding. The shop is indistinguishable from any other boutique.

    Pound sand, fatass.

    1. …”which has resulted in the kiddos constantly being approached by its sleazy customers, cars careening into the playground, etc.”…

      I’ll bet the shop owners are out there handing out freebies just to get the kids “hooked”, right?
      I mean, one “toke” from a “joint” and that’s it! Your life is DONE!

      1. Chris Christie has a study saying so.

    2. You’ll need a lot of sand.

    3. That was also Denverite’s reaction: hahahahahaha!

  7. Ocean City, NJ, is dry. It has been since I was kid in 60’s. It’s a little bit of west Texas in the coastal northeast. But unlike west Texas, OC is a popular family getaway for Philadelphians, partly for that reason.

    Bruce Springsteen has already explained the Asbury Park. Nick Gillespie could explain to his part of NJ to us. It is an eclectic state. Maybe Christie could leave well enough alone, just like he could as president. Fat chance.

    1. Why all the hate on west Texas? Most of the dry Texas counties are in north and east Texas. West Texas is a literal desert and dry in that respect but drinking is part of what people do out there.

  8. “Go to Colorado and see if you want to live there,” the governor said. “See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado, where there are headshops popping up on every corner, and people flying into your airport just to get high.

    Note to Gov. Christie:

    Before disparaging another state, how about you actually visit said state so that you can see the truth for yourself first. I can assure there are not “headshops popping up on every corner.” I can’t speak to the motivations for people flying into our airport, but I seriously doubt there’s very many coming to CO “just to get high.” Most of the people flying into CO are probably flying in for other reasons. If they choose to purchase legal marijuana while they’re here, so be it.

    In the months since Ammendment 64 was passed, very little has actually changed. There’s not strung out stoners everywhere you walk, nor are there any signs of rampant stoned driving or any other issues that I’ve seen. But I guess it’s easier to run your fat fucking ignorant mouth than to actually take the time to get educated on the subject.

    – Sincerely, an actual resident of the state of CO

    P.S.: I will not be voting for you should you run for president in 2016, you fat piece of shit.

    1. Here in Washington it’s been bedlam and chaos. Oh wait, no it hasn’t. I just don’t have to worry about driving around with a bag of weed on me.

      That was a pretty amazing statement by him, especially since nothing has happened in two states that legalized except people being able to smoke weed without hassle.

      1. In the other Washington it has been skyrocketing real estate prices, cocktail parties, and the highest household incomes in the nation.

        You lived in the right Washington you wouldn’t be such a malcontent.

        1. Are you Sarvis’ campaign manager?

      2. See also: “blood in the streets” roadrage shootings and gunfights over parking spaces that were supposed to show up but never did in state after state that liberalized gun carry laws.

        Reality doesn’t matter to people who get off on their own false self-righteousness.

    2. This from a governor of a state known more famous for people being taken out into the meadowlands to be murdered and left than for pretty much anything else.

      1. Or attempted and failed murder, only to be left as a dangling narrative over the remainder of the series.

        1. Is this a reference to Boardwalk Empire?

  9. Go to New Jersey and see if you want to live there.

    1. Unfair – that’s too obvious an insult!

    2. Their plan is to make you drive in so many circles that you can’t find your way back out.

    3. Actually, the part around McDonough was really nice. We visited a couple years ago on bidness. Nice.

      Now, Newark, on the other hand, is a bigger shithole than Detroit, and with the worst airport I’ve ever had the displeasure of using.

      But mostly, fuck Christie.

      1. Newark is much smaller than Detroit.

        Now take, Newark and Camden together and you might have a point. But the cities are too far apart.

        Apparently New Jersey was jealous of Illinois for having East St. Louis so they decided to have two.

        1. Smaller, and yet SO much shittier.

          Detroit is way big (geographically) compared to most cities. It’s way too big now for its population. That’s part of the problem.

          Along with being run into the ground, HARD, on multiple occasions, by a succession of progs.

      2. The Atlantic Highlands area is pretty nice.

  10. Shorter (but no less weighty) Christie: “Drugs r bad, mmkay?”

    What a putz.

  11. New Jersey is the one state where the stench of pot smoke would actually improve the overall smell.

  12. “To ME, it’s not the quality of life WE want to have here….”

    There you have it. TOP MAN is telling you what you want.

    1. It’s the quantity.

  13. This fat fuck is the great GOP whiat hope.

  14. “Go to Colorado and see if you want to live there,” the governor said. “See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado, where there are headshops popping up on every corner, and people flying into your airport just to get high.

    Newark vs. Denver, where would I rather live….

    A headshop on every corner vs. a city where every mayor since 1962 has been indicted for crimes committed while in office (exception: Cory Booker)

    People flying into the city to get high legally and potentially spend money elsewhere vs. The city where no-show jobs are par for the course.

    Decisions, decisions.

  15. So who does everyone prefer? Fatso, Hitlery or Fauxchahontas?

    1. Don’t forget a darkhorse entry by Hickabee

      1. That should be a Reason-Rupe poll. Compare Rand Paul, Santorum, Huckabee, Christie with Hitlary and Fauxcahontas. Doubt they’ll do so because it will ruin Reason’s narrative.

      2. Zombie Reagan/Cthulhu 2016.

        Make America the greatest military power in history: the combined might of the walking dead and the Great Old Ones

    2. Mark Stanford wrote love letters to his mistress in Argentina. Mitch Daniels rode a motorcycle and did something to piss his wife off.

      While neither of those would be pass a libertarian qualifications test, they both pass the normalcy test. God forbid the GOP nominate someone like that.

      1. Like the DemOp media would portray any GOP candidate as Normal. they certainly wouldn’t portray Rand as being normal.

        1. Well, Rand Paul is a bit weird, though not so much from my perspective.

          Mark Stanford married a women who dropped him when she caught him cheating. Hillary Clinton married a man who she knew cheated on her constantly. She didn’t drop him.

          What is the DemOp spin on that?

          Rand Paul is a weirdo.

          1. Sanford.

            S-A-N-F-O-R-D.

            That is all.

    1. damn lack of edit button

      The NYPD News tweeted earlier today that they wanted people to share their photos of themselves with NYPD. They asked people to use the hashtag #myNYPD. They hoped to have a lot of smiling faces showing the nice side of the NYPD. However, it did not take long before the feed filled up with images and videos of police brutality.

      1. The NYPD has been corrupt since its inception, back when cops were little more than ward bosses with badges. You can’t take a barrel of sludge and turn it into wine, no matter how slick the PR campaign.

      2. …”However, it did not take long before the feed filled up with images and videos of police brutality.”

        Isn’t this sort of the way one of Obo’s oh-so-relevant PR pitches went?
        Maybe his petition site?

  16. To me, it’s not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey,” he added. “And here’s no tax revenue that’s worth that.

    Spoken like a true autocrat.

    1. What the fuck is quality of life to this shit-eating cracker?

      1. Chris Christie views quality of life as being able to snort marinara like cocaine whenever you want.

  17. New Jersey’s pompous, lying, corrupt, shit-eating fatso-gov knows what is best for his wanna-be Republican utopia.

  18. Government is little more than assholes who forbid economic activity while claiming to help the economy.

    1. Government has literally become drive-in assholery. Get a career in gov. Drive up to the gov authoritarian menu. Choose a plate of totalitarian this with a side of greasy, sticky authoritarian that. Ride away awestruck with your freedom at the bureaucratic level and then puke your fucking dinner all over the shitbag citizens whom are all parasitic meatbags anyway and who probably deserve to be cremated or droned by the wagonload because they are disobedient trashy things.

      1. One time a toll taker on the highway described how the state troopers gloat as they pass through the booth (without paying of course) with statements like “I’m gonna go ruin some lives” or “time to make people miserable.”

        Whenever a member of the law enforcement club is killed, my initial reaction is that they earned it.

  19. With the light at the end of the tunnel being NJ, it’s no surprise that the denizens of NYC are pissed off all the time.

  20. Anybody been to Colorado lately? Someone recently told me their government roads don’t have guardrails because they don’t want to spoil the view, or some such nonsense. If we lived in a NASCAR world, that would be a no-brainer.

    1. The Lord Progressive Colorado Jesus should protect me from driving off the mountain you fucking Austrian.

    2. Try google street view. That will answer your own question.

    3. I spent most of my high school in CO, and I remember one day getting a ride home with a fellow student. This was over the Peak to Peak highway between Nederland and Ward. Well, the kid was folding the tires on every turn. I was scared for my life. Never drove with him again. Turns out, a couple years later, my dad handed me a newspaper clipping. The kid had taken a corner too fast and plunged a thousand feet to his death. No guardrails. Not that they would have stopped a top-heavy SUV at 80mph.

      1. Too bad Christie wasn’t with him.

  21. I wonder if Chris Christie cums little Putins.

  22. American vacation destinations. Colorado, eh, maybe top 10. New Jersey? Well you do have to take the train through it, I guess.

  23. Colorado is doing fine Porky. Crime has dropped 14% since full legalization and the state is realizing revenue that used to go to the black market.
    I’d love to see you in orange, Govenor.

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