|Arnie burns one down in the documentary “Pumping Iron”|
In California, “No one cares if you smoke a joint or not,” Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Monday night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
The Governator made the remark while discussing Prop 19, which would have legalized adult recreational pot use in the state, reports Mary Dooe at CBS News.
“Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think,” Schwarzenegger said of the failed measure. But he added a note of hope for the future.
“Propositions don’t die because the idea is bad, it just dies because it is written wrong,” the Governor added.
Arnie said his decision to sign a bill last month that reduces marijuana possession charges for up to an ounce from a misdemeanor to a civil fine hurt Prop 19’s chances of passing.
“It makes [possession]from a misdemeanor to an infraction, which is like a speeding ticket,” Schwarzenegger said. “And no one cares if you smoke a joint or not.”
Schwarzenegger famously appears in the body building documentary, Pumping Iron, including one memorable scene in which he is seen puffing on a joint.
California voters turned down Prop 19, 54 percent to 46 percent.