Although it won’t come as much surprise to those who know his political background, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vowed on Sunday to overturn every state-level cannabis legalization law if he’s elected President next year.
The governor, speaking on CBS’ Face the Nation, said a Christie administration would use federal law to attack states that have legalized cannabis, including prosecuting those following their state’s law.
“Yes sir,” Christie told host John Dickerson when asked whether he’d go after Colorado and Washington, both of which legalized cannabis in 2012 through voter-approved initiatives.
“If you were president would you return the federal prosecutions in the states of Colorado, Washington states?” Dickerson asked. “Yes,” said Christie.
Dickerson, looking for clarification, then asked; “So, if somebody’s enjoying that now in their state, if you’re president, that’s getting turned off?”
“Correct,” Christie responded.