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Christie, in Colorado, repeats opposition to legalized pot

As he campaigned for a GOP candidate in Colorado on Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie (R) stood by comments he made on our airwaves earlier this year, criticizing their legal pot program.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visit with customers in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Protestors turned out during Christie’s visit to a downtown Denver diner holding signs, including ‘Christie Go Home.’

Christie drew the ire of many people in Colorado for saying recreational marijuana hurt the state’s quality of life.  He did not change his tune yesterday.

“I’m not backing off an inch from what I said. What I said is what I believe,” he said. “I think it’s the wrong thing to do. I think legalizing marijuana is the wrong thing to do from a societal perspective, from a governmental perspective. I just disagree.”

Christie laughed off the handful of protestors, joking that it was a much lower turnout than he normally gets.

He remains in Colorado today for Republican Governor’s Association events.

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