Brad Pitt: America's war on drugs is a charade, and a failure

The actor and executive producer of the documentary The House I Live In says US drugs policy needs a radical rethink
Brad Pitt
The Observer (UK)
Sunday, March 31, 2013

"Since declaring a war on drugs 40 years ago, the United States has spent more than a trillion dollars, arrested more than 45 million people, and racked up the highest incarceration rate in the world. Yet it remains laughably easy to obtain illegal drugs. So why do we continue down this same path? Why do we talk about the drug war as if it's a success? It's a charade." (See: The house I live in)