Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn’t Care If You Smoke Pot

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The outgoing California governor made a late bid to become the most popular politician ever (with certain demographics) by telling Jay Leno Monday night, “No one cares if you smoke a joint or not.”

NewsFeed must point out that Schwarzenegger wasn’t referring to the talk show host’s personal habits (which, of course, are gazing at cars and enjoying his job so much he’ll never give anyone else a go) but rather that the law Arnie signed earlier this year — SB 1449 — has all but decriminalized the smoking of pot. (See pictures of cannabis culture.)

Schwarzenegger suspects that Californians voted against the legalizing of recreational marijuana use in the Nov. 2 election because the aforementioned law SB 1449 means that possession of less than an ounce is no longer a misdemeanor but an infraction, which Schwarzenegger compared to “a speeding ticket.” (See pictures of Mr. Universe.)

“This Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think, and it was written badly,” said Schwarzenegger, who, arguably, is speaking more liberally than before due to his wrapping up his final term in office. (Via AP)