Pat Robertson, the 700 Club host said that ” Marijuana should be legalized and treated like alcohol because the government’s war on drugs has failed.”
Robertson the self-proclaimed “hero of the hippie culture” believes that going to jail for marijuana possession in our day and age is ridiculous.
Legalizing marijuana use has been an issue that has been debated about for years. In recent years many states have allowed the use of medical marijuana, despite the repercussions that can take place on a federal level.
With taxpayers shoving out billions of dollars for the war on drugs, it makes you wonder why it has not been legalized. It has been proven that the states who have legalized marijuana seen some type of money going back to the state. So the question is, what is the real issue? and why is it taking so long to legalize a controlled substance that everyone across the board use?
The 81-year-old Robertson said “I just think it’s shocking how many of these young people wind up in prison and they get turned into hardcore criminals because they had a possession of a very small amount of a controlled substance.”
With the way things are going with our youth, I cannot help but to agree.