Justin Trudeau Has Not Spoken to Donald Trump About Weed

Justin Trudeau Has Not Spoken to Donald Trump About Weed

Nothing to see here, amiright?
Mack Lamoureux
Toronto, CA
April 25, 2017, 3:07pm

It seems that Prime Minister Trudeau and President Donald Trump haven't sat down to talk the down and the dirty of the sticky and the icky.

After being repeatedly pressed on the subject at VICE's town hall with the prime minister Monday night, Trudeau admitted that he has yet to speak personally with the American president about Canada's forthcoming legalization of marijuana.

"We had information sessions where our officials have briefed their officials on the legalization framework we're looking at," Trudeau told VICE's Manisha Krishnan. "Quite frankly the discussion going on in the United States between the various states and the federal government are a lot more germane or interesting to them than what we're doing right now."


"I haven't spoken to him personally, no."

A few weeks ago, Trudeau's government put forward the Cannabis Act which lays out the framework of legalization in Canada and how the weed regime will operate in Canada. The bill is expected to become law sometime next year.

Trudeau did say that he and his team have looked at the US states that have legalized weed to inform "how we are going to move forward on a legalization framework." The prime minister added that he hasn't discussed the fact that Canadian pot smokers have, in some cases, been denied entry to the United States.

"How would Canadians feel about any other country telling us who we can accept, or cannot, into our country?" Trudeau asked.

"We're very proud that we are the ones that set our rules about who we accept… and I think that we have to respect that the United States is allowed to make determinations about who they want in their country and not."

You can watch the full interview here.

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