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    CA Gov says MJ "not a drug, it's a leaf"

    LONDON California's governor says marijuana is not a drug, a British magazine reported Monday.
    Arnold Schwarzenegger told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs. The former bodybuilder and Hollywood star has acknowledged using marijuana in the 1970s and was shown smoking a joint in the 1977 documentary "Pumping Iron."
    "That is not a drug. It's a leaf," Schwarzenegger told GQ.
    "My drug was pumping iron, trust me," he added.
    In an interview for the magazine's December issue, Schwarzenegger refused to condemn politicians who declined to answer questions about drug use.
    "What would you rather have? A politician taking stuff and not saying, but making the best decisions and improving things? Or a politician who names all the drugs he or she has taken but makes lousy decisions for the country?" Schwarzenegger was quoted as saying.
    "A politician's job is to do what's best for the people and to improve the country, the economy, the environment. Why should I care if a politician takes sleeping pills every night so long as he can do his job?"

    In the same interview, Schwarzenegger listed former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who left office in June, as one of the greatest leaders in history, alongside former South African President Nelson Mandela, U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan and ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
    Asked if he would include U.S. President George W. Bush on the list, Schwarzenegger a Republican said: "I would say that I was ... very fond of his father. I worked for President Bush Sr. and he was a great man."
    "I think his son does some great things and there are some other things I don't agree with."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Governator
    "That is not a drug. It's a leaf," Schwarzenegger told GQ.
    It's the same old tired arguement from pot smokers. Their is no justification. The facts are the facts...just ask Merriam-Webster:

    Definition of drug:

    1: (3): a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body

    3: something and often an illegal substance that causes addiction, habituation, or a marked change in consciousness

    Arnold is a steroid pumping, pot smoker from back in the day. Did anyone really think his views about illegal drugs would suddenly change when he got into politics? Arnold isn't a real Republican, and would probably never be elected in any other state, besides California...the land of Hollyweird.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Governator
    "What would you rather have? A politician taking stuff and not saying, but making the best decisions and improving things? Or a politician who names all the drugs he or she has taken but makes lousy decisions for the country?" Schwarzenegger was quoted as saying.
    I would rather have a real leader who does not need to use illegal drugs, which could effect his bodily functions. And I find his question quite stupid. It's a poor attempt at justification.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Governator
    "A politician's job is to do what's best for the people and to improve the country, the economy, the environment. Why should I care if a politician takes sleeping pills every night so long as he can do his job?"
    Now it has changed from illegal drugs to sleeping pills? Are they prescribed? Are they needed? Will they effect his job performance? He is trying to group legally prescribed drugs into the same category as illegal drugs. That's an insult to everyone.

 

 

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