Yes. Yes he did.
"We're locking up people that have taken a couple puffs of marijuana and next thing you know they've got 10 years with mandatory sentences," Robertson continued. "These judges just say, they throw up their hands and say nothing we can do with these mandatory sentences. We've got to take a look at what we're considering crimes and that's one of 'em.
"I'm ... I'm not exactly for the use of drugs, don't get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it's just, it's costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That's not a good thing."
Well, well President Obama and Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske. You are now on record as being to the right of Pat Robertson on the drug war. Unless you're playing some kind of sneaky DADT game where you're vilified because you say you're to the right of something when you're quietly working to end that something... or something.
Either way, when it comes to legalizing pot, you're either fer it or again' it. Pat Robertson is fer it.
Then again, he also routinely blames natural disasters on atheists and homos and Haitians (who, according to His Patness, collectively "swore a pact to the devil" and invited the earthquake). So let's not say he's on our side of the drug debate. Let's just call him a structural weakness on the other side.