Marijuana: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, rips Colorado's pot laws

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Update below: Before becoming mired in a political scandal involving a bridge closure, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was once among the favorites to be nominated for President by the Republican Party, which could hold its 2016 convention here; Denver is a host-city finalist for the event.

Should Christie make a comeback as a presidential contender, he may find himself in a city and a state he's gone out of his way to deride over marijuana laws. And this week, he made his most passionate and negative statements about Colorado and pot yet.

This isn't new territory for Christie. Back in July 2012, we noted that Christie had vowed to prevent New Jersey from turning into Colorado when it came to marijuana.

Then, in August 2013, Christie okayed medical marijuana for New Jersey kids -- but he included a shot at Colorado in the process.

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Jennie Stormes was among the New Jersey parents who lobbied in favor of a law to allow sick New Jersey kids access to medical marijuana.
As we've reported, Christie argued that requiring a pediatrician and a psychiatrist to approve of a minor's MMJ use, with at least one needing to be registered with the state's program, is an important safeguard -- something he stressed via the following Colorado reference:
This approach is endorsed by the New Jersey chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which advises that children are at particular risk from the use of marijuana because their reactions to medications often differ from adults. Notably, at least one recent study has indicated a rise in emergency hospitalizations in Colorado for accidental marijuana ingestion in children.
In that study, which we reported about earlier in 2013, co-authors George Wang and Michael Kosnett looked at emergency room visits at Children's Hospital involving unintentional marijuana exposure in kids via ingestion. "We saw zero from January 2005 through September 2009" out of 790 patients that fit the criteria, Wang told us. "But from October 2009 through December 2011, we saw fourteen visits to the ER at Children's for children less than twelve who'd been unintentionally exposed to marijuana," out of 588 applicable patients.

The MMJ policy in New Jersey proved a challenge to Meghan and Brian Wilson, whose daughter Vivian suffers from seizures they wanted to treat with high-CBD, marijuana-derived medication.

Continue for more on Chris Christie's comments about Colorado and marijuana, including (update) two videos.


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j.finney
j.finney

In 2005 i got caught twice with a joint, and then a blunt. I was given a 1000 dollar fine for each one. I had no money so I was forced to move back home to CT. I had a GED and by the time i found a job my car was repossessed. I decided to go to college in 2007 ( i was going no where). those charges turned into failure to appears as well. I finished all major requirement for a B.s. in chemistry, then moved down there for the sake of my family. Things happened and I was arrested and thrown in jail for these charges (this is now 2013). After 5 weeks of jail , I was threatened by the judge of Long Branch (Judge Cieri) that if I didnt pay these off and I moved back to CT to complete my degree I would go to jail for another month. I still have to pay 1000 for each offense. So the other ticket is in Galloway (Judge Fried). I was in jail for a week and he isstill making me pay 1200 for this the joint. 

I have now graduated college and looking to go on for a post bacc so that I can get into med school or work for the DTRA. I now longer use any drugs (no smoking no coffee, I drink a few cider ales with the boys but that is it. I have begged for some liency and have gotten no where with these people. the court clerks are horrible and should be fired, they are rude and uncaring. Oh yeah the judge told me to take a urinalysis and I did i sent it to the court and 4 months later I am given a ltter for not submitting a urinalysis. I called the place that I did the testing at and they told me that they remember the story but they have no record of the test.

This is corruption and extortion. It is the same thing everyday wit hthis state. Let go of my reigns , I am a proud American and good citizen. I have a breach of peace back in 2003 for knocking my thieving ass cousin. he stole 80 bucks from his mom and when he was caught he stole 80 bucks from me and put in his mom pocketbook (he was 30 something at the time). the judge didnt give me a fine or anything because he knew me and helped the deputy with her yard because she had ovarian cancer and her husband had passed away. 

I can not afford a lawyer i just graduated. I can not see my children because i have these warrants, i cant get my license because these warrants. Tell me what stinks like bullshit?

rockyboyy
rockyboyy

He also said that people are flying to CO just to smoke weed. Such a hypocritical statement since people have been flying to AC for decades to get drunk and gamble. Why are you defending this moron?!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

While Christie has obvious physical health concerns, it is his psychiatric health that makes him unsuitable for higher office.  His angry outbursts are an issue as is his vindictiveness.  Sadly, Christie's failings are not unique to Christie, they are common among conservatives.  Evidence of this can even be seen in the radical right wing postings on these discussion boards, when childish conservatives go off on childish rants. 

Eski Willock
Eski Willock

Phuck cris crispy creamed donut any ways...

Linda Crowder
Linda Crowder

Good for him. Colorado has become a form of Sodom and Gomorrah! !

Bradford Ashington
Bradford Ashington

His fat arse, alone, rips huge gas bombs whose ill effects are felt across his own state...as if it isn't polluted enough.

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

The scandal bridge tollroad governor?

Gabriela Pineda
Gabriela Pineda

He doesn't like pot because he just cannot deal with one more thing making him want to eat everything in sight. His argument was sooo good I might just leave Colorado and move to New Jersey tomorrow...........um what?? Ridiculous.

Nick Jones
Nick Jones

His face is just so fat! I heard he farts all day too so he is so stinky!

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Fuck Chris Christie!! Reason why he will never come to Colorado, he's to fat to survive on our thin air! Go catch diabetes!! ... Oh wait too late. Fuck you!

Bernie Shwayder
Bernie Shwayder

Merely the braying of an ass. (A person who relies on stereotypes and outdated information.)

Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident

Hey fatass! Perhaps you should mix in a salad or three before you tell the healthiest state how to live a healthy life.

Veronica Mondragon
Veronica Mondragon

Screw Chris Christie!! Nobody takes him seriously anymore!! Crook!!

Marc LaDoucieur
Marc LaDoucieur

The guy is jealous. Fat boy gets the munchies somehow.

Dan Krusch
Dan Krusch

seriously Christie is the definition of corruption in politics, who cares what that guy thinks.

Leo Bortolotto
Leo Bortolotto

One thing Colorado has going for it: Thinnest State in America!

Mike Del Cuore
Mike Del Cuore

Colorado is one of the fittest states, rated one of the best places to live, has a more stable housing market, is cleaner, has 300+ days of sunshine, has over 3,000 miles of paths for hiking, walking, riding, has more microbreweries than almost any other state, has multiple professional sports teams, and has one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. New Jersey was built on a landfill and has Newark. /discussion

Lydia Cabrera
Lydia Cabrera

I'm guessing that living in a nasty ass state along with being morbidly obese fucks with his perspective. I'm thinking he needs a blunt and to try some light hiking to start with. Stupid fuck.

Chris Anderson
Chris Anderson

Chris Christie is criticizing another entity? There must another scandal he's trying to distract attention from

Pete Copeland
Pete Copeland

Hah. A "Chris Christie" sounds like some kind of fattening, lard based doughnut or something

Justin Kershman
Justin Kershman

That dude is a piece of shit...jersey is a fuckin trash pit and he thinks he's got something to say about Colo?...fuck him!

Sean Gray
Sean Gray

Well, he's certainly entitled to his opinion.

Roy Hovland
Roy Hovland

Good luck with this swing state's electoral votes in 2016, fat man!

Tyler Cross
Tyler Cross

Who cares what that fat fuck has to say about anything?

Brent Koenker
Brent Koenker

He also said that people are flying to CO just to smoke weed. Such a hypocritical statement since people have been flying to AC for decades to get drunk and gamble. Why are you defending this moron?!

Brent Koenker
Brent Koenker

You obviously didn't listen to his whole rant. He said Colorado would be an awful place to live and he wouldn't step foot in our state. Represent...

Todd Elsen
Todd Elsen

Because New Jersey is the place I want to be.

Sara Stone
Sara Stone

He's just upset our schools are getting a boost from a class 1 drug. He's upset he's falling behind. He's upset we're making so much money off this. And he's got pussies behind him telling him he's right or telling him it's the right thing to do. Live in the past, pass judgment, be left behind.

Chris Heller
Chris Heller

It's much ado about nothing. I couldn't care less what he says.

Angie Braithwaite
Angie Braithwaite

Hey Christie how about a nice greasy pork sandwich served in a dirty ashtray? You are such a douche dissing on CO and btw Jersey can suck it!

Sean Valdez
Sean Valdez

Yeah the republicans are starting an anti weed campaign it has been in planning for the last year. It will include bashing like this but also violence that will be created and paid for by the republican party. It started with the stabbing which is nonsense because the guy was on republican approved prescription meds. Then some kid no one has heard of supposedly jumped off a building. MARK MY WORDS THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN IN THE NEXT YEAR>

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@muhutdafuga  ... his grotesque morbid obesity is a symptom of his mental illness and emotional instability.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay @muhutdafuga

Conservatism as a Mental Illness Republican polls have recently exhibited 10 telltale signs of mental illness. Published on June 12, 2012 by Professor Barry X. Kuhle, Ph.D. in Evolutionary Entertainment This post is a response to Creationism as a mental illness by Robert Rowland Smith 5

In Creationism as a Mental Illness, Robert Rowland Smith argues that creationists exhibit several signs of mental illness including denial, psychosis, and inability to grasp irony.

The specter of mental illness does indeed loom large over creationists, but they are not alone. Signs of psychopathology can also be seen among their political bedfellows, conservative politicians, especially when you consider a wide range of illness indicators. In his award-winning 2005 book, Dr. James Whitney Hicks discusses 50 signs of mental illness including denial, delusion, hallucination, disordered thinking, anger, anti-social behavior, sexual preoccupation, grandiosity, general oddness, and paranoia. Now I'm no clinician, but in my (admittedly biased brown) eyes it seems that prominent Republicans have evidenced each of these ten telltale signs of mental illness over the past year: See All Stories In What's Your Political Persuasion?

Liberals and conservatives do see the world differently


1) Denial: humans did not evolve;  Obama is not a native-born American Christian

2) Delusion: climate is not changing Also look at overposting little fishingforyounghairlessboys.

3) Hallucination: God ordained me to be President   Also consider the sad case of fishingforyounghairlessboys

4) Disordered Thinking: being for small government that's huge in the bedroom;  being anti-contraception and anti-abortion

5) Anger: Newt Gingrich’s perpetual scowl  Also look at the radical right wing posts in this forum, for example by fishingforyounghairlessboys.(FFYHB)

6) Anti-social Behaviortoward women, gays, minorities, anyone without an umbilical cord or trust fund  Look at the posts by radical right wing nuts.  FFYHB is once again an excellent example

7) Sexual Preoccupation: a fervent compulsion to control when we can mate, with whom we can mate, and precisely how we are allowed to mate (which I lampoon in Why Do Politicians Want to Police Dick and Jane's Private Parts?)

8) Grandiosity: even Rick Santorum recognizes Gingrich’s “over the moon” grandiosity

9) General Oddness: Ron Paul

10) Paranoiapretty much all of them, all of the time

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