Trudeau Won't Link Mother's Drug Past With His Policy

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OTTAWA - Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau declined to make a connection between his marijuana policy and his mother's relationship with the drug, heavy use of which she has said contributed to her own experiences with mental illness.

Margaret Sinclair Trudeau Kemper has spoken openly, and positively about smoking weed habitually for years - even while her husband, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was prime minister. In 2006, she made her struggle with bipolar disorder public, and last summer talked with reporters about how smoking too much made her condition worse.

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