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Harper's confession: 'I did Tylenol 3'

Pill Poppin' Prime MinisterWell, Rob Ford, maybe it's time you got something off your chest. It seems like everyone else is.

Following Justin Trudeau's admission of recent marijuana usage to the Huffington Post, Prime Minister Stephan Harper, in a shrewd PR move, says he 'did some Tylenol 3' without a prescription before he went into politics.

In a short talk with The Grid, Harper talked about his lifelong struggle with migraine headaches. In a moment of weakness, he said, he reached for some acetaminophen with codeine 'left over from Laureen's tonsil infection.'

'I'm not ashamed of what I did, and I don't apologize," said Harper. 'It's important to consult your physician, but codeine is not marijuana. It should be available over-the-counter. I paid for my choice with an upset stomach, but at least I'm not tripping out on pot.'

Boomers not comfortable with pot

Political analyst, Drew Merion, believes Harper's pro-codeine agenda will distinguish his party from the pot-smoking Liberals. The boomer generation, he notes, are looking for a safe and easy way to get rid of the aches and pains of growing old. 'It's clever. It's an easy way to alleviate pains, and you don't have the stigma or general sense of well-being associated with pot.  The boomer generation is not comfortable with pot.

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Harper's caucus is fully supportive of the Prime Minister's choice. The Right Hon. Rona Ambrose, the Minister of Health, says, 'The Prime Minister is a kind man. He wants sick Canadians to feel better without the red tape. We only wish there was something to help patients with nausea, pain, and lack of appetite.'

by Farley Hammerton

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