Office of the Governor
Office of Constituent Relations
Post Office Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0001
GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE ELECTRONIC RESPONSE
June 2, 2014
Mr. Stephen W. Kuchinski
MY ADDRESS NUQQA
Kendall Park, New Jersey 08824-1708
Dear Mr. Kuchinski:
Thank you for writing to express your support for the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
As you may know, I have stated that I would not support any measure to legalize marijuana. While I agree that qualified minors should be allowed access to medicinal products in appropriate edible forms consistent with their age and medical needs, I do not believe that governmental profit is a valid reason for legalizing an illegal drug. I believe that marijuana is a gateway drug that would lead to the use of more serious drugs. This is not a positive message to be sending to our children nor will it make New Jersey residents more productive in their everyday lives.
I hope this information clarifies my views on this issue. Thank you again for writing.