(Video) Schwarzenegger Tells Californians It's Cool To Smoke A Joint
Schwarzengger says smoke 'em if you got 'em; just be prepared for a ticket.
Speaking on Jay Leno's Tonight Show Monday Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gloated over the defeat of California's marijuana-legalization effort, saying his signing of a bill to turn pot smoking into something "like a speeding ticket" helped bring Prop. 19 down.
"No one cares if you smoke a joint or not," the governator said.
Prop. 19 would have fully legalized possession of up to an ounce of pot (at least on a state level) for the 21-and-older crowd. But some folks were concerned about language that would have left regulation of taxes and sales up to cities, towns and counties.
"Proposition 19 went a little bit too far, I think," Schwarzenegger said. "And it was written badly."
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"Propositions don't die because you know the idea's bad," he said. "It just dies because it's written wrong."
Sounds like there's hope for another legalization attempt in 2012.
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