November 9th, 2010
09:01 AM ET
12 years ago

Schwarzenegger admission: Who cares if you smoke pot?

(CNN) - With only a couple months left in office, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger apparently feels free to speak his mind - at least when it comes to marijuana.

Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday, the outgoing governor commented on the failure of Proposition 19 - the ballot initiative in California that would have legalized recreational use of marijuana.

"No one cares if you smoke a joint or not," Schwarzenegger said to cheers from the crowd.

The comments came more than a month after the governor signed into law a provision that made the possession of small amounts of marijuana subject only to a $100 fine.

But Schwarzenegger did not back Proposition 19, telling Leno, "This Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think, and it was written badly."

The measure failed last Tuesday, garnering 46 percent of support. It sought to legalize the growth, sale, and use of marijuana for recreational purposes while allowing governments to tax it.

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  1. DIANA

    That explains a lot.

    November 9, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
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