No one cares if people smoke marijuana, says Arnie

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2010, 15:13 PM IST

London: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, has claimed that no one bothers if people smoke marijuana.

In an interview on a popular US chat show, the Hollywood actor signed a law five weeks ago which enabled those people in possession of up to an ounce of marijuana to escape with a 100 dollars fine and not be arrested or receive a criminal record.

He defended the law on NBC`s `Tonight Show` calling it a good idea.

"No one cares if you smoke a joint or not," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

On election day, voters rejected a further initiative that would have allowed adults aged 21 and older to possess and grow small amounts of marijuana.