Trudeau Says He Smoked Marijuana As Recently As Three Years Ago

In late July, the Liberal Leader told reporters his position on marijuana had “evolved,” making him the first leader of a major Canadian political party to advocate for the legalization of marijuana.

CANADA: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, who only recently expressed support for the legalization of cannabis, smoked marijuana as recently as three years ago after he’d already been elected an MP.

Conservatives Slam Trudeau Over Marijuana Legalization Stance, Saying Drugs Have ‘Harmful Effect’

Trudeau promised that under his leadership Canada would create a system to tax, regulate and sell marijuana, along with stiff penalties for anyone giving pot to children or caught driving while stoned. The Liberal Party's cannabis legalization statement echoes the language used by many U.S. legalization advocates.

CANADA: Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has changed his position on the decriminalization of marijuana and now wants to see the drug legalized, taxed and regulated, a stance that has drawn the ire of the Conservative government but applause from pot activists.