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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Chris Christie vows crackdown on marijuana as president - CNN.com



    I like Chris Christie, but a guy the size of a refrigerator shouldn't be talking about addiction. I'm guessing he only complains about 'big government' if Cola-Cola is what is being restricted.
    Oh good another reason to not vote for this guy.
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    He's going much further than being obliged to enforce the law. He's proving what many have been saying about Republican views on states rights. It's only a thing if they're on the right side of the issue.
    This is 100% regressive, they do and say what sells, even if it is a joke like their wrapping themselves in the flag and the bible. It is a little hard to get elected when they tell the truth about themselves, that they exist for the people that control them, the 1%

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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

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    Chris Christie vows crackdown on marijuana as president - CNN.com



    I like Chris Christie, but a guy the size of a refrigerator shouldn't be talking about addiction. I'm guessing he only complains about 'big government' if Cola-Cola is what is being restricted.
    Just another reason not to vote for him...teetotalers...
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    In an age where prescription pills are killing people by the handfuls and are accounting for a drastic increase in the number of addicts, I wonder why Christie would waste his time and effort to keep Marijuana illegal. How about he spend that time taking on the big business of pharmaceuticals. You want to help fight drug addiction? That's where you need to start.
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaddelamancha View Post
    In an age where prescription pills are killing people by the handfuls and are accounting for a drastic increase in the number of addicts, I wonder why Christie would waste his time and effort to keep Marijuana illegal. How about he spend that time taking on the big business of pharmaceuticals. You want to help fight drug addiction? That's where you need to start.
    Because Big Pharm is big money for politicians.

    The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (formerly the Partnership For A Drug-Free America) is basically a lobbying wing for pharmaceutical and alcohol companies.
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

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    Chris Christie vows crackdown on marijuana as president - CNN.com



    I like Chris Christie, but a guy the size of a refrigerator shouldn't be talking about addiction. I'm guessing he only complains about 'big government' if Cola-Cola is what is being restricted.
    Is he sure he wants to be president? Overall, 53% say marijuana should be legal and 43% say it should be illegal.

    The only political group who agrees with him are republicans, both democrats and independents say it should be legal.

    Only age-groups 45 or older say it should be illegal.

    In the article it is said that he also is opposed to medical marijuana. But he does know that in a recent opinion poll 84% of polled people say they agree with medical marijuana. That mean even most republicans agree with it. And this is not a 'just now" poll but since 2012 that number has been around 85% of polled people who agree with the use of medical marijuana.

    Also, only 37% say it is down to the federal government to decide whether or not marijuana should be legal compared to 58% who say state governments should decide that.

    In a poll from last year by Pew, people where asked about states that moved away from mandatory prison sentences for non-violent drugs offenders and whether they agreed with that or not, 63% of polled people said that was a good thing, only 32% disagreed with that. How on earth is he going to sell "cracking down" when people think the "cracking down" has been going way too far with mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders.

    When asked whether people with a small amount of pot should be jailed or not a whopping 76% of polled Americans said that these people should not be jailed at all and only 22% saying they should be in jail. In a CNN poll from 2014, when asked:

    Assuming marijuana is not legalized, do you think people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be put in jail, or just have to pay a fine but without serving any time in jail?

    12% said people needed to be jailed for that offense

    79% said just a fine

    2% said both

    5% said none

    2% were unsure.

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    People are not interested in a huge crackdown on marijuana, I don't think republicans are much interested in that. Christie should worry about something that could actually safe loads of lives like obesity (and yes, I am morbidly obese too and know how dangerous and how many problems it is causing me now that I am a bit on in life) and good affordable health care and crack down on drugs like meth, krokodil, molly and crack. Those are the drugs that destroy most lives in the USA and cause the most violence and deaths on the streets.

    Christie shows he is out of touch with the US public when he rants like this, Bill Maher must be sharpening his knives to cut Christie to pieces on this issue
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Ich habe schon Pferde vor der Apotheke kotzen sehen.

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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Not for nothing...but the Obama justice Department was talking big **** about targeting state marijuana dispensaries not too long ago. Is Christies position all that different than Barracks?

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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not for nothing...but the Obama justice Department was talking big **** about targeting state marijuana dispensaries not too long ago. Is Christies position all that different than Barracks?
    Yup...because when WA and CO had pot legalization on the ballot, he came out and said specifically the feds would not interfere.

    And 2 yrs down the line...nada.
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    Re: Chris Christie vows to 'crack down' on marijuana as president

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Yup...because when WA and CO had pot legalization on the ballot, he came out and said specifically the feds would not interfere.

    And 2 yrs down the line...nada.


    couldnt be because they were forced to...huh?

    U.S. Justice Department Says It Will Ignore Federal Law and Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congressional Spending Ban | Drug Policy Alliance

    naaaaaaaaah!

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