Brad Pitt: Stop this "Charade Called the Drug War"!


As marijuana legalization ballot initiatives gain steam in Washington state and Colorado, actor Brad Pitt is the latest celeb to drop some bummer on the war on drugs. From Reason's 24/7 newsfeed (a must-read, must-bookmark, must-send-around source for all you need to know about what's going on in the world):

"My drug days have long since passed," Pitt told the Hollywood Reporter. "But I could probably land in any American city and within 24 hours find whatever you want. But we still support this charade called the drug war. We spent a trillion dollars over 40 years and a lot of people have lost their lives over it."

Pitt said he had become involved in the [documentary The House I Live In] because "the subject has bugged me for a long time". He added: "It's a backward strategy. It makes no sense and we keep going on the path like we're winning, when it perpetuates more drugs being used."

Related: "3 States Could Legalize Marijuana."