Cannabis Questions Justin Trudeau Wasn't Asked During The Macleans Town Hall

On Dec. 16, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in a town hall meeting with Macleans reporters, an Ottawa studio audience and Twitter users all over the world. Unfortunately, an hour wasn't enough to cover everything. Significantly missing from the topics covered? Cannabis - despite the number of thoughtful tweets Canadians posted using the Macleans' hashtag, #MacTownHall

Rather than letting those questions disappear into the ether, we thought we'd package them up in a post addressed to PMJT himself. Help us get these pressing inquiries answered by tweeting this post to @JustinTrudeau:

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions from Canadians in the Macleans town hall today. We enjoyed hearing your thoughts on foreign policy, defence, your shoes, views on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, etc.

Unfortunately, you didn't get a chance to answer every question submitted - particularly, those on cannabis. We thought we'd help Canadians get the answers they were hoping for by gathering their tweets and sending them to you. If you'd be kind enough to reply with your answers to [email protected], we promise to include them in an updated post.


Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous β€” not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward. To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers.

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