Pitt Commends Obama's 'More Sensible' Drug Policy
By ETONLINE STAFF
December 19, 2012
In the wake of the terror that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, President Barack Obama has stated that the prosecution of pot users is 'not a top priority,' drawing favor from Hollywood stars like Brad Pitt.
Pitt released a joint statement along with fellow The House I Live In executive producers Danny Glover, John Legend and Russell Simmons, stating, "President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington. Our jails are overburdened with nonviolent drug users in this country, too often serving harsher sentences than violent criminals. This defies all common and economic sense. The President's statement reflects a saner and more sensible drug policy, and a step away from the decades long failed war on drugs."
The House I Live In, out now, is the award-winning documentary that dissects the errors of the War on Drugs, including the "profound human rights implications" and the toll it has taken on American families.