Pat Robertson, television evangelist and founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, is advocating for the legalization of marijuana, The New York Times reports. Although Robertson admitted he has never used the drug, he said, “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol.” Pro-legalization groups hail Robertson's support, but as host of The 700 Club, he has received criticism because his views on the drug contradict the conservative family values he usually preaches.

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