Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, playing out the stretch after seven years as California’s governor, defended his lax punishment on marijuana on The Tonight Show Monday.
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The outgoing politician shot the breeze with Leno about recent law changes he approved in California, lessening the punishment for marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to an infraction, as any amount less than an ounce is now punishable by no more than a $100 fine.
“No one cares if you smoke a joint or not,” the Terminator star told Leno.
He said that a recent initiative in the Golden State to legalize possession and cultivation of marijuana (Proposition 19) was rejected by voters because it “went a little bit too far, I think.
“And it was written badly,” he said. “A lot of the propositions … die because [they’re] written wrong.”