So, like President Obama, Prime Minister Harper did the YouTube interview and they gave him the marijuana question.
Harper dismissed the idea of legalizing the drug during the interview, which was moderated by Patrick Pichette, Google’s chief financial officer.
“I don’t meet many people who’ve led a drug-free life that regret it. And I’ve met a lot that haven’t, and regretted it.”
He must get around. I haven’t met anyone who led a drug-free life. I’ve met a lot that have tried marijuana and very few regretted it. And none of that has anything to do with legalization.
Buying marijuana, he added, means supporting “international cartels that are involved in unimaginable violence, intimidation, social disaster and catastrophe all across the world.”
Finally. A politician giving a good reason for legalizing marijuana.
Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the opposition, didn’t do any better.
O’Donel High School, Mt. Pearl, Nfld.:
“If I had to tell you as a parent or as someone who has spent his whole life working with young people, the last darn thing I want you to be doing is smoking marijuana,” the federal Liberal leader said.
“I want you to be out there digging a well, digging a ditch, getting a job, raising a family … doing stuff, instead of parking your life on the end of a marijuana cigarette.”
I can’t wait to see the new Canadian version of our anti-drug TV ads based on that one… Gee, instead of smoking pot with my friends, I could have been digging a ditch!