A Historic Christmas Eve Encounter Between John Lennon And Pierre Trudeau

Happy holidays, everyone! Since Christmas Eve falls on a Thursday this year, we thought we'd dig up a throwback to Dec. 24, 1969, when Trudeaumania and Beatlemania collided.

After talking to the Le Dain Commission in Montreal about his views on cannabis, John Lennon and Yoko Ono traveled to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

"Right now we're just overwhelmed [from] meeting Mr. Trudeau because he's really such a beautiful person - more beautiful than we expected," Ono told reporters after the meeting. "We got great incentives just by meeting him and seeing that there are such people like him in the Establishment."

Here's the full interview, with footage of the historic event. The audio kicks in about the 30-second mark:

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If passed, a new bipartisan bill filed in the House of Representative this week would automatically seal some federal marijuana convictions. On Tuesday, Representatives Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced a new piece of legislation titled the Clean Slate Act. Under the new bill, individuals with federal cannabis convictions will automatically have their records sealed one year after they have completed their sentence.

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