Arnold Schwarzenegger – Calls Marijuana “Leaf”, Does not Object to its Use

Former Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is facing a new row after claiming that marijuana is not a drug.

The Terminator star turned governor of the state of California, which was recently devastated by a spate of wildfires, admitted to smoking and inhaling the drug but insisted: ‘I didn’t take any drugs…it’s a leaf’.

But in an interview with former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, he told GQ magazine: “I didn’t take any drugs.” 

But when told that he had admitted to smoking marijuana, Schwarzenegger replied: “That is not a drug. It’s a leaf.”

He added: “My drug was pumping iron, trust me.”

The Terminator star also refused to condemn politicians who took class A drugs.

In a pointed reference to former US president Bill Clinton who claimed never to have inhaled, he said: “I did smoke a joint and I did inhale. The bottom line is that’s what it was in the Seventies, that’s what I did. I have never touched it since.”

“What would you rather have? A politician taking stuff and not saying, but making the best decisions and improving things?

He asked “Or a politician who names all the drugs he or she has taken but makes lousy decisions for the country?”


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