Watch: Former Police Chief, Liberal MP Discusses Legalization In Canada

Bill Blair is the man Trudeau has said will lead legalization efforts in his newly formed government. Blair was elected in Scarborough Southwest last night, but we thought it would be a good time to revisit what Blair said on the subject of cannabis legalization in Canada last spring, around the time when Blair announced his candidacy.

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