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Canadian Green Party leader apologises for not smoking pot

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.

But surely, surely, they could have found a kinder photo to go with the story than that?

Posted By Psychotrophic at 2008-09-18 12:04:23 permalink | comments
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that's just wrong. : 2008-10-19 15:56:34
why would anyone reasonably object to paying for any pollution they cause?
the Xenu-Killer. : 2008-09-27 17:14:55
Well Canada's pot forums are full of fucking psychos and losers, maybe that's got something to do with her not having enjoyed it there.

How can you not like pot. Must be a reason.

adam l. : 2008-09-22 18:51:46
The Greens pissed me off with thier carbon tax... all of our parties here want a fucking carbon tax! I can't believe they are taxing the air!!!!!!
163. : 2008-09-20 14:59:53
porno watching fantasies lålllll, this person is most definetly a north american from a middle class home, with anger issues towards daddy
darn queens I'll bet they are. : 2008-09-19 13:47:40
I think they'll turn out to have unusually tall foreheads, and will invoke the Roger the Alien excuse for having to be bitchy to survive. Don't break a nail typing a reply!
The Ahnenerbe. : 2008-09-19 13:42:06
'guest', 'psycho', would you object to us coming to your house to measure your facial proportions?
give it a rest, like your kind fools anyone at all. : 2008-09-19 13:33:09
Why would you require it be pointed out how much of a misery you would have to be, to try to make someone's looks and appearance out to be an issue.

Oh that's right, because you already know what a face-ache loser you are and how wrong you are. Am I the one ragging on a person for how they look, when they have gone to the bother of being in favor of legalisation no less - publicly. When they don't even smoke it. What have twats like your kind ever done, other than post shitty comments at places like this? Your comments are worthless, and you think you can only point out only when non-catmodel women have looks that don't match your porno-watching fantasies, not any men, and anyone sane like me that writes anything here worth reading is somehow going to let that one go.

Yeah cause I'm known here for letting narrow minded idiot comments go by without explaining exactly why they are so retarded. So apparently you thought being unpleasant about someone's looks counts as spreading joy and not misery?

Why don't you go globally public with your photo in promoting legalisation then?

guest : 2008-09-19 11:30:45
hahah, the comment below me is so classic. It must take an effort of will to be that miserable all the time, because surely no one could manage it just by accident.
you're either a fake-male, or a stuck-up bitch!. : 2008-09-19 07:37:58
Funny, loads of men aren't models either but their public photos never seem to generate those types of moronic asshole comments, psycho. Don't ever come anywhere near my universe you twat. Faux males and their stuck-up bitch ho's, they're always the same. I bet you're really fucking ugly yet you think you can comment on people's looks. Maybe try getting something called an education?
a matter of tick-tock indeed it is, worldwide. : 2008-09-19 07:04:42
'Green' doesn't denote anything other than ecologically sane policies, so fair do's. Legalisation of drugs is an ecologically sane policy - it'd mean no more polluting forms of farming it(or at least you'd have to say so if you weren't organic), fair trade for workers that produce any of it and no more destroying their rainforests and that kind of thing, and of course it happens to make capital sense. So take a weight off the taxpayer and legalise.
Oh but that's right, all those other claims more mainstream politics makes aren't actually about reducing taxes at all, nor for that matter keeping things safer, or even bothering to address what any actual issues stem from.
Nowhere Girl. : 2008-09-19 03:29:41
It's really a pity that she felt obliged to apologise. Nothing to be ashamed of! Free choice! Really not everyone in the world has had such experiences!
guest : 2008-09-18 21:37:48

no, they could not have found a kinder picture

guest : 2008-09-18 15:16:05
Canada's current marijuana laws make no sense. It's legal to own it, but illegal to sell it. It's only a matter of time before they allow distribution outlets.
psilly. : 2008-09-18 13:21:57
what a dork;)
guest : 2008-09-18 12:17:47
no joke.

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