Actor Morgan Freeman, ClearTest's Pot Smoker of the Month for January 2007, tells nosferatu print mag Newsweek that at least the pot portion of the drug war is idiotic:
Marijuana [prohibition]! Heavens, oh yeah. It's just the stupidest law possible, given history. You don't stop people from doing what they want to do, so forget about making it unlawful. You're just making criminals out of people who aren't engaged in criminal activity. And we're spending zillions of dollars trying to fight a war we can't win! We could make zillions, just legalize it and tax it like we do liquor. It's stupid.
Freeman has recently given $1 million to a pro-Obama Super PAC, so here's hoping he bends the president's ear on the drug war the next time he sees him. Rather than apologizing to Obama for minimizing Barack's blackness.
Despite all promises to the contrary, Obama's drug war policies are as bad as his predecessors in the White House.
And in case you were wondering, Freeman was never planning to marry his granddaughter and both he and the woman in question say they never had a romantic relationship.