Bryan Fischer: Pot use should be fined like a speeding ticket

The social conservative suggested that people should not be jailed for using marijuana

Published March 24, 2013 3:41PM (EDT)

Bryan Fischer                  (AP/Troy Maben)
Bryan Fischer (AP/Troy Maben)

In response to Rand Paul's comments that he opposes pot use but "I also don’t want to put people in jail who make a mistake," social conservative Bryan Fischer suggested that we should just be fining people for pot use, not sending them to jail.

In a tweet, Fischer, the Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, wrote:

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Evangelical Pat Robertson also recently came out for changing marijuana policy: “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” he told the New York Times. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend to, but it’s just one of those things that I think: this war on drugs just hasn’t succeeded.”

By Jillian Rayfield

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