President Barack Obama's declaration following last week's school shooting that prosecuting pot users was "not a priority" has found a backer in Brad Pitt who says that non-violent drug users often face harsher punishments compared to violent criminals.
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.