Gary Johnson quits top weed job to run for president

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has left his role as the head of a marijuana company and will run for president as a libertarian.

Johnson announced his campaign Wednesday on the Fox Business Network.

"I want to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for president," Johnson said. "I am hoping to get the Libertarian nomination for president in 2016 and in fact offer that alternative."

"I think the biggest problem facing this country is the $20 trillion debt that we will have when Obama leaves office," he said. "Government is too big, it’s unwieldy, it’s out of control, we need to get control."

Johnson mounted a failed campaign for president in 2012, running first as a Republican before becoming the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee. In 2012, he won 1,275, 971 votes — less than one percent of the total electorate.

Until this week, Johnson was the head of...

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