Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may seem like a solid ally of the cannabis movement, especially ever since he spearheaded legislation that would legalize recreational cannabis use across the country by July 2018. Hell, the young and charismatic leader even smoked marijuana while he was still a MP, and it’s hard not to admire a politician for admitting that.
But Tom Mulcair, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), feels that Trudeau isn’t doing enough for those who are still facing cannabis possession charges. During a news conference on Tuesday, Mulcair blasted the PM for not facing the same consequences as the rest of the country. While Trudeau has been free to boast about his experience with marijuana, other Canadians are still facing charges.
The NPD has called for an amnesty on all charges for small amounts of possession, but Trudeau doesn’t seem to agree. Mulcair scathed the PM’s indifference as an example of “abject hypocrisy.” He also accused Canada’s figurehead for moving to slowly on legalization, stating that decriminalization should be implemented more quickly.
“He doesn’t find it at all abnormal that he can admit…