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Marijuana billboard for Amendment 64 touts Pat Robertson endorsement

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The proponents of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, have turned plenty of heads via billboards near Mile High Stadium, with the first featuring a soccer-mom-type woman revealing her preference for cannabis and the second spotlighting a father saying, "Please card my son" -- the implication being that regulation will do a better job of keeping kids away from pot than will prohibition. But the latest billboard, this one in reliably Republican Grand Junction, is arguably the grabbiest yet. It features televangelist Pat Robertson and the slogan "Pat Robertson would vote YES on 64. Will you?"

As we first reported in March, Robertson more or less endorsed Amendment 64 in an interview with the New York Times. "I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol," he said, adding, "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?"

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The first pro-Amendment 64 billboard.
Moreover, Robertson told the Times he "absolutely" supports the Colorado ballot measure, as well as a similar one in Washington state.

When asked if the decision to put Robertson on a billboard in Grand Junction had anything to do with the demographics of the area, campaign spokesman Betty Aldworth offers de facto confirmation.

"We know the Western Slope is more conservative," she says, "and certainly Grand Junction is more conservative than the Denver-Boulder metro area."

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The sequel billboard, located near Mile High Stadium.
However, she goes on, "even for people who don't agree with Pat Robertson on some things, it's surprising to note that Pat Robertson supports Amendment 64. You wouldn't expect that at first blush. But when you look into why he supports Amendment 64 -- educate yourself on the issues he's talking about, including the failure of making marijuana a criminal-justice issue -- it helps voters understand that people across the political and ideological spectrum can see that marijuana prohibition has failed, and that we can responsibly and reasonably regulate marijuana like alcohol."

Likewise, the Robertson billboard reinforces a campaign theme -- that ending marijuana prohibition isn't a partisan matter.

"Whether you approach this issue from the standpoint of social justice or streamlining government, or from the standpoint of community safety or the safety of our youth, it's easy to see that prohibition has failed us. And that's also clear when you start to learn the facts about how we treat marijuana within the criminal justice system.

"We waste an enormous amount of tax resources on implementing laws that don't make us any safer. We destroy families and communities by keeping marijuana in an unregulated underground market that makes it more accessible to our youth."

The Grand Junction billboard is on the well-traveled Interstate 70 Business Loop just west of Main Street, facing east.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Pat Robertson 'endorses' Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Amendment 64."


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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

OMG !!

 

Could these clowns be TRYING TO FAIL any harder than they already are?

 

Who'd they hire as a PR firm, the DEA ?

 

LOL!

 

"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians."

-- Pat Robertson

 

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

" If you cannot tell the difference between provisions of the Amendment" Interesting. Where, in the PROVISIONS of A20 does it authorize Commercial Retail Dispensaries ?

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

That is rich, coming from the huy ... Stammer much ?

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Yet YOU started that fire with your idiotic speculation.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

No, I am here yet again repeating that you are not Laura Kriho, liar!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

That is rich, coming from the huy who consistently lies in an effort to appeal to people who do not know the recent history of the fight to end Prohibition in Colorado!

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

False -- Amendment 64 does not "maintain" existing laws to which it makes no reference whatsoever!  If you cannot tell the difference between provisions of the Amendment and provisions of statutes long since enacted by the General Assembly, you cannot engage in a reasoned debate about the Amendment.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

So you admit that the pathetically puny limits of A64 would not result in ANY reduction of arrests for possession, since possession of 1 ounce is already decriminalized in Colorado? And you -- or the other A64 pimps -- have yet to provide a SINGLE CASE where someone over 21 years old was arrested and prosecuted for only growing 3 (three) flowering pot plants. Not a single case of actual, real-world, reductions in arrests for marijuana in spite of Betty Aldworth's laughably FALSE claim -- BIG LIE actually -- that it would prevent 10,000 arrests ever year. A64 = a worthless turd promoted by BIG LIES from LYING LIARS.

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Not being charged with an offense against the laws means something to any rational person, and certainly a $100 fine and court costs mean something to the mostly young people and members of minorities who are most often targeted for enforcement of that law. Not being charged with a felony for growing a few plants would certainly be the preference of all those who have been convicted of that offense. Your representations are obviously and offensively false!

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

So tell us the empirical effect -- in numbers -- of A64's pathetic limits: -- How many people over 21 are arrested for growing only 3 flowering pot plants in Colorado ? -- How many people over 21 are ARRESTED for possession of only 1 (one) ounce of pot ? Reality = A64 provides NO FUNCTIONAL benefit for real-world marijuana users and growers.

krazykaty
krazykaty

 Further, just because it's mmj legislation that APPEARS to be better, once read it is a loosely veiled, simplistic idea that actually hurts full legalization by associating it with alcohol.

krazykaty
krazykaty

 A64 decreases the amount you can possess. A20 gave us 2 ozs. A64 gives us 1 oz. A64 increases police action and penalty's. It is not a step towards full legalization. A64 does not ask our state government to help protect us, it gives them the right to further criminalize. Read and understand the consequences.

Laura K.
Laura K.

Please elaborate - I am confused how continuing prohibition is in our best interest.

Normal Person
Normal Person

 Please vote in favor of Amendment 64 on November 6th. Thank you.

Donkeykicker
Donkeykicker

Ouch, the person who is 40 years old and still lives with her parents is calling me pathetic, ouch. Please stop. I just can't take it. I'm so pathetic. Oh help me, please stop, Ass.

Donkey Kicker
Donkey Kicker

Oh ouch, the person who is 40 years old and still lives with her parents and is  is calling me a loser. Kettle black

Donkeykicker
Donkeykicker

 oh now it's a farce and a fraud. And what is your authority to speak on the subject? Access to Google does not count!

Donkey kicker
Donkey kicker

 sigh Again you ask a loaded question. You are not interested in the answer. So why answer it? This (you making an educated ass yourself) is getting old, Donkey. Perhaps you should try a new approach, like I don't own, maybe try being honest and not manipulative and slinky like you have been doing.

Ass kicker
Ass kicker

You know disqus keeps and tracks your IP address, right? And I can tell by your lack of tech skills that you don't know how to mask this. So yes, it's just a matter of time and effort before I find out your real identity. And like I said when that happens, I am sure your mom is going to put a beat down on you for your juvenile behavior on here.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

"The courts are merely a ruse, if you will, for humanist, atheistic educators to beat up on Christians."   -- Pat Robertson

Donkey Kicker
Donkey Kicker

 And keep on tilting at windmills, some of those windmills can fight back. Just look what it got Corey "Don Quixote"Donahue (if you are not him  as it is...).

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."  --Pat Robertson

Donkey Kicker
Donkey Kicker

 Don Quixote aka Donkey Hotay. You are a sad person. All you can do it attack and spread falsehoods, and call people names. Why just in the last message board you called people the R word over 5 times... and let's not even touch on how many times you drop the F bomb... Your mother needs to teach you manners.

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Dear Betty,  May you live in a world that Pat Robertson endorses. As ye sow, so shall ye reap. HTH, DH "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." –Pat Robertson 

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." –Pat Robertson

Boxxy
Boxxy

^^^trollin..trollin..trollin...rawhide!!!

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

OMG !! Could these clowns be TRYING TO FAIL any harder than they already are? Who'd they hire as a PR firm, the DEA ? LOL! "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians." -- Pat Robertson

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

-- So how many people over 21 are arrested for growing only 3 (three) flowering pot plants in Colorado ?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So put up or shut up, loser.

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