The Pothead Voters' Guide to the Presidential Candidates

A look at who's inhaled, and who'd support legal marijuana if elected in 2016

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Chris Christie

Chris Christie

"No, never have. It was not my thing." –New Hampshire, July 2015

Chris Christie has been clear about his intentions to stomp out marijuana legalization if elected. "If you're getting high in Colorado today," he said at a town hall in New Hampshire over the summer, "enjoy it until January 2017, because I will enforce the federal laws against marijuana." 

In April, he had told radio host Hugh Hewitt, "Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law. And the states should not be permitted to sell it and profit from it." 

At the most recent GOP debate, Christie said that "the war on drugs has been a failure" before adding, "That doesn't mean we should be legalizing gate way drugs."

Pointing to "the decrease in productivity" and "the way people get used and move on to other drugs," Christie said, "Their families are the victims too, their children are the victims too, and their employers are the victims also."

"That's why I'll enforce the federal law."

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