Election 2012

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

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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."