Anyone who has followed New Jersey Chris Christie knows that he is very much against marijuana reform. He has been very candid that if he is elected President of the United States he will crackdown on states that have legalized recreational marijuana. As New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie has allowed his state to run a medical marijuana program, but it’s one of the most strict programs in the nation, and is in dire need of improvement. In 2014 Chris Christie stated that medical marijuana is nothing more than a ‘front for legalization.’
So it surprised many people to see Chris Christie pretend that he is for medical marijuana. No one seemed to be more surprised than CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Dr. Gupta did an interview on CNN where he talked about how patients have to flee New Jersey in order to gain access to the forms of medical marijuana that they need because New Jersey’s program is so deficient. Below is video footage of that interview, which I was very happy to see on YouTube courtesy of the always hardworking Tom Angell:
So on one side you have Chris Christie, a career politician who tends to say things that are not always based in reality and logic. On the other side you have a respected doctor who has done a lot of research on the topic of medical marijuana, and specifically research pertaining to New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Does Chris Christie truly support medical marijuana? I’ll let you decide, but I think that the answer is glaringly obvious.