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New Jersey Gov. Christie slams Colorado's marijuana rules

CBS News Updated: April 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0

The state of Colorado has already collected millions in taxes since the first stores selling recreational marijuana opened in January, but one prominent governor -- and potential presidential candidate -- doesn't think legalizing the narcotic is worth the revenue.

"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," Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., said Monday night on "Ask the Governor," a monthly radio show.

"See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there's head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high," Christie said. "To me, it's just not the quality of life that we want to have here in the state of New Jersey, and there's no tax revenue that's worth that."

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