Chris Christie, In Colorado, Slams Legalized Marijuana. Unlike Rand Paul, His 2016 GOP Rival

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Published on 7/31/14

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Chris Christie, In Colorado, Slams Legalized Marijuana. Unlike Rand Paul, His 2016 GOP Rival

Chris Christie and Rand Paul, likely rivals in the 2016 GOP presidential race, have found a new wedge issue: weed. The question is whether or not to continue prosecuting the federal government's drug war. In a visit to the key presidential swing state of Colorado this week, New Jersey Governor Christie firmly portrayed himself as a hawk in that war -- even as new data show crime plummeting in Denver in the months after Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. A day after Christie's comments, Senator Paul proposed drug reform legislation that positions the Kentucky lawmaker as an opponent of the drug war.