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Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Marijuana Isn't a Drug'

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Oct 29, 2007 | 4:31am EDT

Actor-turned-California GovernorĀ 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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