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Thursday, May 01, 2003
"OTTAWA - Jean Chrétien drew applause and a few whoops of joy at a fundraising dinner Tuesday night when he said that legislation decriminalizing possession of marijuana in Canada would soon be announced.
"Don't start to smoke yet," he quickly cautioned the celebrants in the audience.
"We're not legalizing it, we're decriminalizing," said Chrétien who points out he has never smoked a joint."