Skip to comments.Pat Robertson: Pot should be legal like alcohol
Posted on 03/08/2012 9:21:14 PM PST by Mariner
RICHMOND, Va. -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government's war on drugs has failed.
The outspoken evangelical Christian and host of "The 700 Club" on the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network he founded said the war on drugs is costing taxpayers billions of dollars. He said people should not be sent to prison for marijuana possession.
The 81-year-old first became a self-proclaimed "hero of the hippie culture" in 2010 when he called for ending mandatory prison sentences for marijuana possession convictions.
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Yes, it's front page news in the culture wars.
Why not heroin,pcp,rat poison?
If a drug is likely to lead someone to harming others, that is a justification for banning it.
It seems like marijuana and painkillers don’t fit into that category.
You think he is voting for Ron Paul?
Have you seen what people will do to get painkillers? Even those that are prescribed it? But using your logic we should ban alcohol?
Can you post something to which an appropriate response would be: “Lighten up, Frances!” !
The truth is that if alcohol was discovered in the past 50 years, every nation would ban it and it would be a schedule 1 drug.
Never met a dope smoking dope that I would hire or associate with.
That said, I don't care how people choose to die and there don't appear to be any short-term health effects to people who smoke it. It probably costs less in the "taxpayer/debt funded medical system" than Pepsi does.
The enforcement of the law costs FAR MORE than any conceivable benefit to society.
Especially within the context of the hundreds, if not thousands of SWAT teams nationwide it has funded.
So some folks could tell some other folks how to live...when they harm no other person?
To me it's somewhat amazing the "tellers" haven't all been killed off yet.
I know you just said it but I just want to ask, does this sentence make sense to you?
Mellowing out in his later years?
It makes more sense to a theologically minded person than one who is anchored solely in realpolitik. The bible warns against the usage of medicinal herbs for the purpose of communing with magical spirits, but there seems to be very little or none of this going on with marijuana. (Something like iboga would be another story.) That leaves it as basically another intoxicant, like wine, with the same issues that go with any intoxicant. Driving stoned should be no more tolerated than driving drunk, although we have no widespread measure of how stoned stoned is.
Excuse me, all I said was “do you think he’s voting for Ron Paul”???
There are a number of groups I don't want to be associated with but is it your job to choose who you associate with or governments job?
Thank you, my post was intended as a joke, so... Lighten Up, Frances!
This modern drug prohibition has FAILED.(as the alcohol prohibition did)
What we are doing in an attempt to mitigate drug use, and the criminal enterprise that has grown around it is far worse than drug use itself. LEARN from history. We’re dammed fools for allowing this to continue.
So I should be able to go to Rite Aid and buy a 12 pack of Coke and 5 rails of Coke?
You probably associate with 1/2 dozen and don't even know it.
At my company we decided to stop testing for marijuana.
It was eliminating many of our best employees and candidates. We don't test pre employment or at any time thereafter.
We're the best around.