Justin Trudeau on Everything From Legalizing Marijuana to Being Pro-choice

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau spoke at length about his values in an hour-long interview with Metro on Monday and had answers to some, but not all, of our questions on how he would put those values into policies he’d champion as prime minister.

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On legalizing marijuana…

Trudeau said his commitment to legalizing marijuana comes from his own values related to personal freedom and protecting the vulnerable, not political strategy.

“It’s all about allowing adults to make their choices while protecting kids much better than we are now,” he said.

He cited a study (by UNICEF) that found Canada had the highest rate of underage marijuana use among the 29 nations studied.

“Our current approach isn’t protecting our kids, we need to protect the vulnerable, while respecting people’s freedoms,” he said.

– Read the entire article at Metro News.