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VIDEO: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - 'No One Cares If You Smoke A Joint Or Not'

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Nov. 9 2010, Published 8:35 a.m. ET

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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.

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"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.”

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