Director Oliver Stone is on a press tour, and that means he’s spending some time inserting his foot into his mouth.
Stone, whose new film “Savages” opens Friday, is currently extolling the wonders of weed for willing press outlets. The topic keeps coming up because “Savages” deals with a fictional drug war saga starring Benicio del Toro, Salma Hayek, Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson.
But Stone also has a serious message to share. Illegal marijuana laws have a detrimental effect on society. Just how detrimental? Take it away, Oliver.
Still, the film offers a fictional portrait of violence among a Mexican drug cartel and California pot growers that makes legalizing marijuana seem like a sane option.
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