Pat Robertson backs legal marijuana.
Marijuana advocates, not surprisingly, are applauding the move while antidrug groups are attacking Mr. Robertson’s credibility, saying he has made several “strange remarks” in the past five years about prayer, tornadoes, and homosexuals.
Ok, if you're going to pray while being in a tornado and surrounded by gays flung by the tornado, you should
probably light up.
Do the prohibitionist idiots have a better idea?
Professor MacCoun says the Robertson comment helps break up polarized discussions.
“We can now have a more grown up discussion about what are the tools in the tool box – rather than just hyperlatives hurled at each side from the extremes,” he says.
Noting that America makes up 5 percent of the world's population but 25 percent of jailed prisoners, Robertson said: “We've said, 'We're conservative, we're tough on crime.' That's baloney. It's costing us billions and billions of dollars. We need to scrub the federal code and the state codes and take away these criminal penalties.”