Motorists in Grand Junction, Colorado will see the face of the Christian Broadcasting Network's televangelist Pat Robertson on a billboard promoting the legalization of marijuana. The billboard is located just west of the intersection of business route I-70 and Main Street. The billboard is scheduled to be up until the election.
The "Yes on 64" campaign behind an initiative to regulate marijuana states that, "In a March interview in The New York Times, conservative evangelist Pat Robertson said he "absolutely" supports the initiative on the ballot in Colorado that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. 'I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,' Robertson said. 'If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?'"
If passed, the ballot initiative would regulate marijuana like alcohol.
David Cox, Regional Director of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, told NBC News Channel 11, "It's time that we recognize that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and that the policy of prohibiting marijuana has not accomplished the goals it was set out to accomplish."
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