Brad Pitt, fellow producers of drug war documentary 'The House I Live In' praise President Obama

By Gina DiFalco,

Brad Pitt and singer John Legend serve as executive producers on a documentary with producers Danny Glover and Russell Simmons about drugs.

The House I Live In will take a closer look at America’s federal prosecution of recreational marijuana and overall the war on drugs, and they have praised President Obama for not making prosecution a “top priority.”

In a statement, the producers say “President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington," E! Online reports.

"Our jails are overburdened with nonviolent drug users, too often serving harsher sentences than violent criminals," they continued. "The president's statement reflects a saner and more sensible drug policy, and a step away from the decades-long failed war on drugs."

During an interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20 recently, President Obama said of the issue "We've got bigger fish to fry," ABC News reports.

He added” It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it's legal.”

Those statements were his first on the issue since Nov. 9, when recreational use and sale of marijuana was legalized in Colorado and Washington.



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