Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pot or Dope?

When Justin Trudeau said he had (barely) smoked marijuana since becoming MP there was much clucking of tongues from the Conservatives.

"Bad role model," intoned Minister of Justice Peter MacKay - until a photo surfaced of him drinking beer from a funnel at a college party. "He broke the law," MacKay went on. Except smoking marijuana isn't against the law in Canada - only possession and trafficking - something a lawyer and Minister of Justice ought to know.

My response? I'd rather have a Prime Minister who smokes pot than one who surrounds himself with dopes.

PS - For the record, I have no dog in this fight. I don't smoke pot and try not to surround myself with dopes.