Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Blowin' Smoke? Schwarzenegger on Why Prop 19 Failed

schwarzenegger_marijuana_debate.jpg
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

On last night's Jay Leno, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about why he thought California's voters didn't pass Proposition 19, which would have legalized recreational marijuana in the state. The Governator says that Prop 19 was "written badly," and "went a little bit too far." But really, he told Leno, it's because he's already done so much to take the crime out of weed, like passing SB 1449, which makes carrying one ounce or less only an infraction. "No one cares if you smoke a joint or not," he added. Turns out, 53.9% of Californians do, Arnold!