Marijuana: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, rips Colorado's pot laws

Update below: Before becoming mired in a political scandal involving a bridge closure, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was once among the favorites to be nominated for President by the Republican Party, which could hold its 2016 convention here; Denver is a host-city finalist for the event.

Should Christie make a comeback as a presidential contender, he may find himself in a city and a state he's gone out of his way to deride over marijuana laws. And this week, he made his most passionate and negative statements about Colorado and pot yet.

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