Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘Marijuana Isn’t a Drug’

Actor-turned-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sparked controversy after claiming marijuana is not a drug.

The Terminator star, 60, made the bizarre statement in a recent interview with GQ magazine–despite previously admitting to having smoked the illegal substance in the 1977 bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron.

He says, “I didn’t take any drugs. That (marijuana) is not a drug. It’s a leaf.

“My heart was pumping iron, trust me.”

While marijuana for medical reasons is permitted in California, those found to be in possession of a small amount of the drug face a misdemeanor charge and a maximum $100 fine.

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