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Christie: Medical Marijuana a ‘Front for Legalization’ [VIDEO]

Gov. Chris Christie once again weighed in on the marijuana issue during Monday night’s Ask the Governor show, calling some marijuana programs “a front for legalization .. unless you have a strong governor and a strong administration that says … we’re going to make it a medical-based program.”

Christie discussed a recent report of a dispensary owner who said he may have to close up shop due to a lack of sales. According to, Bill Thomas, who opened the Compassionate Care Foundation dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, resigned because he could “no longer keep working for no money.” Christie said Monday that his administration has reached out to Compassionate Care, and that grant money has been provided to keep the program running.

“I think that there’s not that much of a demand for this,” Christie said, adding, “what there is a huge demand for is marijuana, not medical marijuana.”

This is the second time Christie has discussed marijuana on Ask the Governor. During April’s Ask the Governor, Christie shot down the idea of ever making marijuana legal for recreational use in New Jersey while he is in office.

In April, Christie, in discussing how marijuana is legal in Colorado said: “For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there.”

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