Brad Pitt commends Obama's 'more sensible' drug policy
In the wake of the shooting spree on a school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, in which nearly 20 kids and six adults were killed, 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 that 'President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington', CBS News reports.
"Our jails are overburdened with nonviolent drug users in this country, too often serving harsher sentences than violent criminals," he said.
"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," he added.