Bob Rae is not afraid to admit that he has smoked marijuana.
The interim Liberal leader made the revelation, Wednesday, after a meeting with his MP’s.
When asked by a reporter if he has ever tried pot, Rae said “of course I did.”
“I don’t think anybody of my generation could be regarded as an abstainer but have I done it in recent memory? The answer would be no,” he told 680News.
Rae added that he believes that the Conservative omnibus crime bill, which cracks down on those caught with drugs, will do more harm than good.
“(The bill) is unworkable and frankly a waste of time with the part that deals with the drug issue. I don’t think it’s effective and I don’t think it’s going to work and I think it’s going to end up jamming up our courts and jamming up our jails. Neither of which needs to be done,” he said.
The Liberal party is set to debate a resolution to legalize marijuana at its policy convention in Ottawa this weekend but it will not have the support of the interim Leader.
Rae said there are too many flaws with the plan that has been put forward.
[Editor’s note: The resolution passed! Read about it here.]