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Advocates Agree: Trump Could Be A Nightmare For Legalization

Americans pleased with the country’s progress toward marijuana legalization should be wary of a Donald Trump presidency, cannabis advocates say.

Their reason: The possibility that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of the country’s most outspoken anti-marijuana elected officials, would be Trump’s attorney general.

Trump told Denver NBC affiliate 9News on Friday that marijuana policy should be “up to the states.” But his close relationship with Christie, an early Trump endorser and former U.S. attorney likely to be on Trump’s short list for attorney general, is giving pause to activists familiar with Christie’s record.

Chris Goldstein, a columnist for and communications director for Philly NORML, the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said Christie “would really be the one running that White House and that would be awful for legalization.”[Read more at Huffington Post]

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