OTTAWA (Reuters) - The leader of Canada's Green Party, unveiling an election platform that includes a proposal to legalize marijuana, apologised on Wednesday for not having smoked pot.
"I am not a fan of marijuana use. I have to confess this -- I know all politicians are asked. I've never used marijuana. I apologise," said Elizabeth May, who won extra attention this year by being allowed to join the televised national leaders' debates.
The Greens' platform proposes to allow the sale of marijuana to adults through licensed distribution outlets, generating about C$1 billion (520 million pounds) annually in taxes.
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