No one cares if you smoke a joint: SchwarzeneggerBy IANS
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
LONDON - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,a former Hollywood star, has created a controversy by declaring that “no one cares” about cannabis use, 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 gm) of marijuana will no longer face arrest or a criminal record. Offenders will be handed a $100 fine instead, with Schwarzenegger likening the punishment to a speeding ticket, reports starpulse.com.
During an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” Monday, “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, admits the recently defeated legislation to decriminalise smoking pot “went a bit too far”, adding: “And it was written badly.