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Mayor Ford would like to see marijuana de-criminalized

Speaking with the 'Sports Junkies', Ford says it would create revenue...

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he questions why the federal government wouldn't decriminalize marijuana.

The mayor was asked about the issue Thursday on a Washington, D.C.-based radio show called ``The Sports Junkies,'' before making some football predictions.

Ford, who has previously said he has smoked ``a lot'' of marijuana, said decriminalization likely won't happen in Canada as long as the Conservatives are in power.

But he says he has questioned that policy, saying ``Why wouldn't they at least decriminalize it and try to get revenue from it?''

Ford also told the radio hosts that he did indeed give his wife money for Christmas; $5,000 to be exact.

The mayor says he took some flak for his comment during his last call to the show that he would give his wife cash for Christmas because ``women love money, but she was ''really happy`` with the present.

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  1. john posted on 01/09/2014 01:34 PM
    the only reasion why Justin turdo wants the make it legal so he can smoke it .
    1. 1231231 posted on 01/09/2014 05:12 PM
      @john As opposed to Ford...whose certainly wouldn't smoke it if it were legal. Just like he doesn't drink since alcohol is legal...
  2. gay for ford posted on 01/09/2014 02:01 PM
    Legalize or decriminalize this prove mayor ford has big balls for starting this conversation. Like everyone here friends and haters never thought Mayor would bring this up. This shows he is a true realist which is part of his appeal. Plus showing he his tough to actually go against Harper unbelievable. Time for all to get together and rally around the mayor to stop this futile war against pot.
    1. really? posted on 01/09/2014 03:06 PM
      @gay for ford he has the realization that like casinos, its either do as they do, or lose revenue. watch as the western US fall like dominoes and give in to decriminalizing pot. lets all lower our standards, i suppose.
    2. 123123 posted on 01/09/2014 05:08 PM
      @gay for ford There have been plenty of politicians in Canada that have come out in favour of this. Ford is the last in a long line of them, with Justin Trudeau being another recent supporter. Its a joke to suggest that he is some kind of visionary because he supports this or that he is "starting" this conversation.
    3. tanjo posted on 01/09/2014 05:17 PM
      @gay for ford No, there is no denying his balls. I will give him that.
  3. Frankie posted on 01/09/2014 02:02 PM
    Perhaps he gave her the $ 5000 so he could continue to "eat all he can get at home".
    1. donny p. posted on 01/10/2014 07:51 AM
      @Frankie That's some expensive home cookin'. Hope she has a low fat spread to help his diet...
  4. AC posted on 01/09/2014 02:22 PM
    what?
    turnip face above has no policies going forward so he's stealing Liberal platforms now?
    1. dama posted on 01/09/2014 03:04 PM
      @AC What?

      Was that a Federal Liberal's platform and if it is.. how come it was not reported in the newspaper?

      Rob Ford was thinking of revenue.. proved that he was not afraid even though it is election year.. cant say for the other candidates...and who are they and where are they?
    2. Peter posted on 01/09/2014 04:31 PM
      @dama .
      You said it Dama. Thanks!

      Mayor Ford was also smart enough to state his mind in a sports environment, in another country, not directly to us here. So there is a layer of protection on his statement.

      Yes. . . . Where are the candidates? They are already shirking their duties to their future supporters.

      - Vote Ford For Mayor.

      .
    3. tanjo posted on 01/09/2014 05:04 PM
      @Peter Um exactly what is he being protected from?

      But let's think about this: (a) he has admitted to smoking pot ... lots of it (b) he has admitted to buying illegal drugs (c) he has gone on a United States radio station and advocated the decriminalization of pot

      His next border crossing should be very interesting !
    4. tanjo posted on 01/09/2014 05:06 PM
      @dama He is referring to Justin Trudeau advocating the same thing months ago. I do recall seeing that in the news somewhere.
    5. 1231231 posted on 01/09/2014 05:10 PM
      @Peter Who cares where other municipal candidates are on this issue. Its not an issue that municipal candidates have any control over.
    6. tanjo posted on 01/09/2014 05:15 PM
      @1231231 Most other municipal candidates realizes that you can't earn revenue from decriminalizing pot. You have to legalize it to do that.

      This is just another case for Ford's mouth running off before his brain has a chance to catch up.
    7. dama posted on 01/09/2014 07:10 PM
      @tanjo I knew of J Trudeau's advocating about marijuana but that wasnt his election platform as @AC was stating to..

      Yes, Rob Ford smoked alot of ganja,, who hasnt ?? and in order to smoke that, one has to buy it.. isnt it? .. so all this wil not impact his campaign..
  5. Mark posted on 01/09/2014 05:26 PM
    Why does this not surprise me....
    Ha!
  6. Neo posted on 01/09/2014 08:57 PM
    Why not add crack too?
    1. Mark7 posted on 01/10/2014 06:34 AM
      @Neo Why not keep your foolish comments to yourself. Alcohol is the gateway drug and one of the most dangerous and destructive. I do not drink, smoke on average 4+ joints daily for the last 32 years. I am 50 now and told I can pass for 40 easily. That is because pot causes far less damage than alcohol. Many health studies have proven that pot has anti aging and anti carcinogen properties.

      Most of my friends do drink, and I can see the destruction the drug has caused to their bodies. Yes, remember this holier than thou one, alcohol IS A DRUG ALSO.
      So keep your unfounded prejudice about pot to yourself. Speak again when you know what you are talking about.
    2. Karl Burgin posted on 01/10/2014 09:12 AM
      @Mark7 It's DONNY P. being an ass as usually. You should probably ask him how the witch hunt is going- I'm actually curious as to his progress....

      But going back on topic, whatever Ford says on this show shouldn't be taken so seriously. It is after all, just a bunch of guys talking about sports, and related topics. The hosts on this show are just being clever enough to bait him into questions because of Ford's "world-wide sensation". But in the grand scheme of things, I highly doubt that anything Ford comments, he's serious enough to do something about it. And also that the hosts of that show really care what Ford thinks about the answers to the 'baited questions'- as it in no way relates to them.

      It is after, just for kicks, and really don't think it should be taken seriously. Now, if Ford mentioned that in Canada in front of Peter Manbridge (I'm sure I just butchered the last name spelling), then it would be a different story.
    3. Mark7 posted on 01/10/2014 10:30 AM
      @Karl Burgin Actually Karl, I am dismayed and a little jealous of you. Doofus only calls you a troll, and did not me. lol
    4. Karl Burgin posted on 01/10/2014 11:01 AM
      @Mark7 ROFL!!!!!!!
      Had to seriously keep it down from bursting out laughing.....lol God, your post was funny.

      Don't worry- in time, you may make it on the wall of trolls too....
    5. Mark7 posted on 01/10/2014 02:02 PM
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