Schwarzenegger: “No One Cares If You Smoke A Joint!”

By on 9 November, 2010

California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has caused controversy by declaring “no one cares” about the use of cannabis, just weeks after downgrading the punishment for possession of the drug.

The Hollywood actor-turned-politician signed off a state law last month, which means anyone caught with less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana will no longer face arrest or a criminal record. Offenders will be handed a $100 (£62) fine instead, with Schwarzenegger likening the punishment to “a speeding ticket.”

During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night (8th November 2010), ‘The Terminator‘ star dismissed recreational marijuana use, telling the host:

“No one cares if you smoke a joint or not”.

But Schwarzenegger, who will leave office in January next year, admits the recently defeated legislation to decriminalise smoking pot “went a bit too far”, adding, “And it was written badly.”

Has this really caused much of a stir? Or is he just saying what the majority of U.S. citizens are thinking?

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