PRINCETON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday attacked supporters of legalizing marijuana as “crazy liberals” who are willing to “poison our kids” for the tax revenue, even as he suggested the state’s next governor could make the issue a top agenda item.
“They want that blood money? Let them do it,” Christie said sarcastically during an hour-long speech at a conference on substance abuse hosted by the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton. “And they will. Let me tell you something — this will be like priority number one come January. I guarantee you, if we have a Democratic governor, it will be priority number one.”
Medical marijuana was legalized in New Jersey eight years ago, and signed into law just before Christie took office. While there’s growing support for legalizing the drug altogether, Christie, a Republican, has long been against doing so and also killed some efforts to expand the medical marijuana program, which is among the most stringent in the nation.
Source: Cannabis Business Times