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Holy Roller Pat Robertson: Legalize Marijuana

Busting people for a few ounces is 'ruining' lives, says 700 Club founder
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2010 3:21 AM CST
Updated Dec 23, 2010 6:40 AM CST
Holy Roller Pat Robertson: Legalize Marijuana
Rev. Pat Robertson believes busting young people for a few ounces of pot is "ruining" people's lives.   (AP Photo/Clem Britt)

(Newser) – The support for marijuana legalization is picking up supporters in some surprising sectors. Uber-conservative evangelist Pat Robertson is now calling for legalization of the drug because treating users like criminals is "ruining lives." We've "got to take a look at what we're considering crimes," he said on the 700 Club. "I'm not exactly for the use of drugs, but I believe that criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot is costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people. Young people go into prisons as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That's not a good thing." Amen. (Read more Pat Robertson stories.)

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