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Celebs Who Want to Soften Drug Laws
In an open letter, dozens of notable names from the civil rights, entertainment and business communities urged President Barack Obama to change his approach to the War on Drugs. READ: Celebrities Who Want to Pay More Taxes The letter, co-authored by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Dr. Boyce Watkins, was posted to Global Grind as the "End The War On Drugs Petition." It begins by commending the efforts of the Obama administration for increasing funding for drug prevention and treatment programs, but urges the president to do more. Suggestions posed in the petition include: re-evaluating the sentences of currently incarcerated non-violent offenders; funding more transition programs for those leaving the prison system; and supporting the Youth PROMISE Act which focuses on gang intervention and prevention measures, among others. So who signed on? Have a look below to see just some of leaders, movie stars and musicians who added their names to the list:
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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

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Woody Harrelson

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Rosario Dawson

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Missy Elliot

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Scarlett Johansson

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Ron Howard

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Jamie Foxx

Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kris Jenner

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Jon Hamm

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P. Diddy

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Richard Branson

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OutKast

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Tim Robbins

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Sarah Silverman

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Nicki Minaj

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Jennifer Hudson

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Jim Carrey

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Deepak Chopra

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Lil Wayne

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Michael Moore

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Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton

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Tyson Beckford

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Susan Sarandon

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Cedric the Entertainer

Lamar Odom

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Mark Wahlberg

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Harry Belafonte

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Roseanne Barr

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John Legend

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Keri Hilson

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Russell Brand

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Celebs Who Want to Soften Drug Laws

In an open letter, dozens of notable names from the civil rights, entertainment and business communities urged President Barack Obama to change his approach to the War on Drugs. READ: Celebrities Who Want to Pay More Taxes The letter, co-authored by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Dr. Boyce Watkins, was posted to Global Grind as the "End The War On Drugs Petition." It begins by commending the efforts of the Obama administration for increasing funding for drug prevention and treatment programs, but urges the president to do more. Suggestions posed in the petition include: re-evaluating the sentences of currently incarcerated non-violent offenders; funding more transition programs for those leaving the prison system; and supporting the Youth PROMISE Act which focuses on gang intervention and prevention measures, among others. So who signed on? Have a look below to see just some of leaders, movie stars and musicians who added their names to the list:

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