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Pat Robertson Thinks It's High Time to Legalize Marijuana

The '700 Club' host echoed earlier statements.

Pat Robertson has again made headlines over his stance on drug enforcement, offering his unequivocal support for the decriminalization of marijuana.

"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," Robertson told the New York Times. "I've never used marijuana and I don't intend to, but it's just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn't succeeded." His stance was similar to what he said on "The 700 Club" last week and other comments he made in 2010.

Robertson's position is unlikely to find much support among evangelicals. A March 2010 survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press found that 41 percent of Americans think that marijuana should be made legal.

Three-quarters of Americans supported the use of marijuana for medical purposes. But support for decriminalizing marijuana was low among evangelicals. While 64 percent approve of medical marijuana, only 25 ...

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