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Chris Selley: Trudeau embraces common sense — throws weight behind decriminalizing pot

It’s not clear when Justin Trudeau had a change of heart on marijuana. In January, he told an online news outlet that while he understood the arguments against prohibition, he worried a lot about the social impact of reforms. But on Tuesday in Prince Edward Island, he was very clear to a group of high school students. “I think we have to recognize first and foremost that the war on drugs, as it exists right now, doesn’t work,” he said. “So I am a huge supporter of decriminalization.”

With that, the Liberal heir-apparent has boldly realigned himself with the Chrétien-era Liberals of nearly a decade ago, and forsaken the strange waffling of Michael Ignatieff — who once warned another high school audience against “parking your life on the end of a marijuana cigarette.”

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