Marc Emery clarifies story about smoking pot with Justin Trudeau
Cannabis activist Marc Emery wrote a post on his prison blog today clarifying the details of his story that he smoked pot with Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau's earlier admission that he smoked pot once while MP has since prompted attacks from Conservative MPs who claim the admission hurts the Liberal Party's credibility. Trudeau said the smoking incident took place at his house in Montreal around three years ago.
However, Emery and Trudeau are at odds over whether they ever smoked pot together at an event in Vancouver. Trudeau denies it, but Emery is seen saying in a 2009 video that they smoked pot together on multiple occasions. Now, Emery asserts that they did smoke together, but only once.
Well, apparently, in this 2009 speech I am seen saying the following, after the recently elected Member of Parliament Justin Trudeau voted "yes" to the Conservative Party's mandatory minimum for pot cultivation legislation introduced in the 2009 Parliamentary session:
"(Pierre Trudeau's) son has smoked with me four or five times, so it really pisses me off when I see Justin Trudeau, who took big gaggers with me, is in Parliament actually voting for Bill C-15. What a [expletive] hypocrite."
But I have only smoked pot on one occasion with Justin Trudeau. The 'four or five times' is four or five times that evening. It was on the patio of a second floor restaurant on West Broadway Avenue in Vancouver, in August 2003, during a small dinner party with mutual friends who had all spoken at a prestigious event in Toronto the previous June (where I was smoking pot beside Justin Trudeau at the evening parties, but in the presence of numerous cameras, so I did not even offer him any joints that I was firing up).
Read the full post on Cannabis Culture.