Holy Hemp! Pat Roberston Supports Ending Cannabis Prohibition In An Effort To Get ‘Smart On Crime’

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director December 22, 2010

    Break out the recorders! Don’t let this one get away!

    If I didn’t watch it with my own eyes I might not believed it possible: Televangelist and former Baptist minister Pat Robertson making a cogent argument on alternatives to arresting and incarcerating citizens who use drugs, with a clear emphasis on legalizing the possession of a few ounces of cannabis.

    The 700 Club segment on alternatives to crime helps promote a new right-of-center organization that seeks to actively lobby for reform of the criminal justice system principally as a poor use of scant public funds called Right on Crime. Notable conservative activists such as Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist, American Conservative Union’s David Keane and Prison Fellowship Ministries’ Pat Nolan are spearheading this important new front in the now 40-year-old effort to reform cannabis laws.

    Also, with unbelievable karmic timing, Pat Robertson endorses ending Cannabis Prohibition for possession of a few ounces at the 4:20 mark of the video.

    Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.

    142 Responses to “Holy Hemp! Pat Roberston Supports Ending Cannabis Prohibition In An Effort To Get ‘Smart On Crime’”

    1. Iva says:

      Okay, I am starting to believe in Santa again. I had to keep listening because I couldn’t believe my ears!

    2. john says:

      is the sky falling i know weve made gains on public opion, but damn thats sweet to hear

    3. todd kern says:

      pot laws …
      i feel only after the border are safe and the cartel’s are either dead or in jail for there killing and crimes can we think of making pot league.
      we need to take back the land and the rights of all there in and a bout there.
      we did not make it this way but the cartels did . why should we feel bad about the law we are forced to make to keep the us safe !!!!

      if we went back to having pray in school and the teaching of the bible in the first place , sorry to say this but i do believe in god and my saving grace … but there are many that dont feel this way . if they just used the bible as a way to live. and things to hold as a way to treat others and a life’s book of instructions we would be better off…. only then would we have a start…

      as for obomba i am sorry but this law that was passed about gays is wrong wrong wrong ……

      how many times in the bible does it talk about gay and how its against god.!!!!

      i stand with you in the lord and believe your right but first things first…

    4. Anonymous says:

      Bout time

    5. Chris says:

      This is FANTASTIC! I am thrilled that a few well-known names on the political Right are seeing the light re: marijuana prohibition. I don’t understand why it took them so long.

      Besides, we must never forget that it was the Left wing PROGRESSIVES of the early 20th Century that started all of this drug law craziness in the 1st place. Mostly due to racial hatred, ‘cuz a lot of these laws were aimed @ Asian, Black, & Hispanic segments of US society: the Food & Drug Act of 1906, the Harrison Narcotics Act (both of which occurred when Teddy Roosevelt was POTUS, IIRC)….& then after alcohol Prohibition was eliminated by the 21st Amendment in 1933, the Progressives had to find another whipping boy, & that turned into the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 (FDR — another Progressive POTUS) due to Black & Hispanic populations in the South.

      Maybe now that we have BOTH sides of the political aisle questioning marijuana Prohibition we can get serious about making it legal again.

    6. Tom T. says:

      Hahaha…that is really funny! Sadly a lot of sheepish people listen to this man to guide them morally in their own lives. So it could have some actual impact on the issue…but really funny, and very ironic and strange to actually watch him say that.

    7. Mike Goldman says:

      Someone should excerpt a short clip of this and post it to Youtube for wide redistribution.

    8. Stompedonmyrights says:

      As you can plainly see that a light has been shined on a old lie, I like to call it Congresses Constructive Fraud placed upon the people by denying them this God given plant depriving Citizens of their natural rights under the US Constitution. They have done this for the sake of the society but in fact the Constructive Fraud has been very harmful to the Nation as a whole. But now this Constructive fraud has a light on it and will be seen for what it has always been, A Fraud! I bet as the light growns brighter the folks like this here the Televangelist and former Baptist minister Pat Robertson running away from this fraud. Many like him will soon follow, even those in the Government will do an about faceas this constructive fraud is lite up and debated. I personally think our Government yelled FIRE! in a crowdy movie house (America) when there was none. They cause harm when they did this act of constructive fraud, people got trampled & killed under the panic they willfully and wantonly created for their personal gain. This is a violation of Common Law, a crime has been comitted, we have a harm upon the American population willfully commited by the Federal Goverment, each State on it’s own entered willfully into this Constructive Fraud with the Federal Government inwhich the RECO Law should come upon those violators.

    9. Michael says:

      Uhm, pushing religion down the throats of non-violent prisoners is not going to solve anything.

    10. fishcreekbob says:

      It was the ministers that inspired the citizens our founders for what we are supposed to be today.

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