By Steve Elliott
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday admitted that he's smoked "a lot" of marijuana.
After a campaign address, Mayor Ford took questions from reporters, and was asked if he had ever smoked pot, reports The Guardian.
"Oh yeah," the mayor said, chuckling. "I won't deny that. I smoked a lot of it."
Ford would not answer when asked how recently he had smoked weed.
The mayor made world headlines earlier this year when allegations surfaced that he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine. The video has not been publicly released, and Ford has refused to step down.
"I do not use crack cocaine, nor am I am addict of crack cocaine," he said.
Ford admitted three years ago that he was charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession in Florida in the 1990s.
He pleaded "no contest" to the impaired driving charge, and the drug charge was dropped.
Ford was asked about his cannabis consumption after Liberals leader Justin Trudeau admitted that he smoked a joint three years ago, while a member of Parliament. Trudeau said that marijuana should be legalized and regulated.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne joined the chorus on Wednesday, admitting she smoked "a little pot" about 35 years ago.