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Christie On Legal Pot: "Get High Now, Because When I'm President, It's Over, Buddy"

Christie says he'll enforce federal law on marijuana.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:36 p.m. ET

Posted on February 8, 2016, at 4:44 p.m. ET

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MANCHESTER — Gov. Chris Christie told a questioner at a town hall in New Hampshire on Monday that he would enforce federal laws on marijuana even in Colorado and Washington, where the drug has been legalized.

Christie went on to joke that he wasn't very popular when he visited Colorado last year.

When asked about his position on marijuana legalization, Christie said he told the person: "Get high now, because when I'm president, it's over, buddy."

Christie has repeatedly said he would enforce federal drug laws, telling conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt last year, "Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law, and the states should not be permitted to sell it and profit from it."