Trudeau’s blunt admission sparks parliamentary pot debate

Global News

Watch: Conservative ministers react to Justin Trudeau’s admission

OTTAWA – Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s marijuana mea culpa has sparked some serious reefer madness on Parliament Hill.

Trudeau’s confession that he smoked a joint after becoming an MP has put the pot-smoking preferences of politicians – if any – under the microscope.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he has stayed away from the drug after seeing a U.S. Supreme Court nominee withdraw after it emerged he had smoked marijuana in college.

The question also came up at a news conference with Employment Minister Jason Kenney and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.

Kenney says he has never smoked a joint – although he did admit to drinking coffee, a jab at the java-averse Trudeau.

Alexander chimed in, saying he, too, drinks coffee.

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