Ford admits he smoked 'a lot' of pot
Aug 28, 2013 / 11:37 am
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is adding fuel to the controversy surrounding his alleged use of illegal drugs by publicly admitting that he's smoked pot — "a lot of it."
Ford is the latest Canadian politician to make a pot confession, after Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau admitted last week that he took a pull on a joint at a dinner party three years ago, while he was an MP.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne also came clean today that she puffed a little pot, but she said it's been 35 years since the last smoke.
Ford has refused to answer queries from reporters about his alleged drug use since allegations surfaced that he was videotaped smoking crack cocaine.
Asked today whether he's smoked pot, Ford said with a laugh that he would not deny he has smoked lots of it.
Three years ago, Ford admitted he was charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession in Florida in the 1990s.
He at first denied the allegations, but later pleaded no-contest to the impaired driving charge and the drug charge was dropped.
Trudeau's admission of pot use last week triggered calls for legalization of marijuana.
He said pot should be regulated and legalized, but Wynne wouldn't say whether she agrees with him, suggesting there needs to be a discussion about the possible pros and cons first.
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