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Schwarzenegger Says Marijuana is Not a Drug
Posted by CN Staff on October 28, 2007 at 20:44:00 PT
By The Associated Press
Source: Associated Press
London -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says marijuana is not a drug, a British magazine reported Monday. But his spokesman said the governor was joking. Schwarzenegger told the British edition of GQ magazine that he had not taken drugs, even though 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."
Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger's press secretary, said the governor made the comments in a lighthearted context, noting his interviewer was Piers Morgan, one of the judges on "America's Got Talent." Morgan is a former British newspaper editor."The governor was doing an interview with the host of 'America's Got Talent,' the newest version of the gong show," McLear said. "I think it's important to keep that quote in the context of the environment where it was said." "Of course the governor understands marijuana is a drug. It's like when he goes on Leno or the Daily Show, if you took something like that out of context, it might seem shocking but it was in a silly entertainment context," he added.In the interview for the magazine's December issue, Schwarzenegger refused to condemn politicians who decline 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?" he added.In the same interview, Schwarzenegger listed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who left office in June, as one of the greatest leaders in history, alongside former South African President Nelson Mandela, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan and ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.Asked if he would include 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."Source: Associated Press (Wire)Published: October 28, 2007Copyright: 2007 Associated Press CannabisNews -- Cannabis Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml
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Comment #22 posted by mayan on October 29, 2007 at 18:52:22 PT
Schwarzenegger 
He is a fascist's fascist.Arnold Exposed:
http://www.infowars.com/print/nwo/shwartz_section.htmTHE WAY OUT IS THE WAY IN...Martin Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story:
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Comment #21 posted by Mike on October 29, 2007 at 16:18:02 PT
Interesting..
http://digg.com/politics/Portland_Oregon_Will_Vote_to_Legalize_Marijuana
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Comment #20 posted by RevRayGreen on October 29, 2007 at 15:29:56 PT
Clayton Holdon vs Romney Round 2
New Hampshire
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EXETER - Clayton Holdon said Mitt Romney's stance on medicinal marijuana is unclear, and the wheelchair-bound Dover resident said he will continue to bird dog the candidate across the state until he receives a sufficient answer. Holdon, 22, said he suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and has smoked marijuana since being hit by a car while crossing the street in his wheelchair at the age of 16. Holdon said he has asked John Edwards and Fred Thompson whether he should be arrested for smoking marijuana and has found only Romney to be difficult. On Oct. 6 at a campaign stop at Dover, CNN filmed Holdon as he asked the question of the presidential candidate during a meet and greet, only to have Romney say he doesn't support legalizing marijuana. Romney then turned his back on Holdon, who was pleading with Romney to answer the question. The clip, which has received over 100,000 views on YouTube, has turned Holdon into a small celebrity. Yesterday, at Romney's campaign stop at Phillips Exeter Academy, Holdon tried again. Holding a "Governor, you haven't answered my question" homemade sign, he told the crowd of the clip and the response from Romney. "I don't do any arresting," said Romney, who appeared uncomfortable, but reiterated his stance against legalizing marijuana. "It's the opening gateway for drug use for many people in our country," he said. Holdon said the answer was not clear. "In so many ways, he'd say yes, he'd have me arrested," he said. "He has some very warped logic." The clip made available on CNN.com was uploaded to YouTube by a pro-marijuana group called The Granitestaters. According to its website, the group is staffed and funded by the Marijuana Policy Project. It raises awareness for marijuana legalization and coordinates volunteers to push the issue at various campaign stops. 
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Comment #19 posted by fight_4_freedom on October 29, 2007 at 14:58:32 PT:
Drew Carey on Medical Marijuana
Drew Carey in his new ReasonTV show, The Drew Carey Project, will this Thursday be talking about medial marijuana. You can find the show at http://www.reason.tv
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Comment #18 posted by FoM on October 29, 2007 at 13:17:40 PT
Dankhank
Sometimes he talks right over the top of my head but when he makes sense to me I really get it. He's coming on soon on Ellen.Thank you about the video. I will try to find out if other people using the same thing I am has trouble with MySpace. I think I have a setting not configured right on WMP.
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Comment #17 posted by observer on October 29, 2007 at 13:15:26 PT
Bimbo comment
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says marijuana is not a drug... 
But his spokesman said the governor was joking...
Of course the governor understands marijuana is a drug...
"a BIMBO comment is where the speaker repeats and denies a negative, causing the listener to believe the opposite of what the speaker is trying to say.""a BIMBO comment is a negative phrase that causes the listener to believe exactly the opposite. ... particularly when another party ... has determined the negative words."
 
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=BIMBO_comment This is like when Clinton admitted to smoking pot, but didn't "inhale", he said. Listeners were confused into believing he was a toker -- one of us. But, it was a cheap political trick, a lie. After in power, the Democrat, Bill Clinton, arrested all the more pot smokers. After all, he had to appease some political bases. Ditto for W. Bush pre-2001. He was all for a hand-off Federal approach to medical marijuana. After the Republican Bush was in power, however, he arrested all the more pot smokers, and made a special point of sticking it to dying cancer patients in California who used medical cannabis. He had some political bases to appease, also. [Bush's political base makes demands (image):
http://drugpolicycentral.com/bot/images/tmp/eh_det1.gif ]
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Comment #16 posted by Dankhank on October 29, 2007 at 13:07:28 PT
Obama
got video, but first I installed the WinMediaplugIn for Firefox ...got the higher feed and it was very good ...didn't try with IE ...I like the idea that if he's elected he will study EVERY exec. order of Bushwacker's and roll back the unconstitutional ... think he will use a meatax ...
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Comment #15 posted by mykeyb420 on October 29, 2007 at 11:48:19 PT
Gov
Arnold is part of the government. Arnold said that pot is NOT a drug. So this means that the government says that pot is NOT a drug.Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger's press secretary, said the governor made the comments in a lighthearted context.
 We are fighting for our lives and the government is cracking JOKES.WAKE UP AMERICA !!!
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Comment #14 posted by FoM on October 29, 2007 at 11:48:15 PT
Dankhank
I found him very reasonable. Obama will be on Ellen at 4 pm et. Did you get video or just audio?
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Comment #13 posted by Dankhank on October 29, 2007 at 11:41:16 PT
he's finishing up ...
still there, now outside joshing the crowd ...
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Comment #12 posted by Dankhank on October 29, 2007 at 11:40:11 PT
FoM ... re:debate ...
worked pretty good, thanx for the info ...I got in late, but I still like most of what I hear him say ...hope there's more of these ... the internet is superb ...politics will never be the same ...
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Comment #11 posted by FoM on October 29, 2007 at 10:15:48 PT
Live Debate on This Link at 1:30 ET with Obama
I'm really not sure how this will work but maybe others might be able to see if it works for them. I'll give it a try.http://www.myspace.com/election2008
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on October 29, 2007 at 09:15:13 PT
Trust him?
Believe Jeff Sweetin?Not in a million years!
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Comment #9 posted by Sam Adams on October 29, 2007 at 08:20:01 PT
dummy
We don't need to hear politicians talk about their drug use. What we don't need are lying hypocrites. You smoked up whenever you wanted for 20 years, now you're sending the police to attack farmers who try to grow industrial hemp to make a little money.Sorta like your Nazi father, eh? like father like son. Even though you say you hated everything he stood for......HYPOCRITE
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Comment #8 posted by afterburner on October 29, 2007 at 08:16:57 PT
Canada's Getting Election Fever & Fatigue
Ontario has recently had municipal elections and a provincial election. Prime Minister Steven Harper's minority federal government is playing chicken by daring the opposition parties to bring down the government to force a federal election. Harper has been acting as if he had a majority already. In the Throne Speech he outlined the non-negotiable policies his govenment would like to enact. Following is the response by Jack Layton (MP - Member of Parliament and Leader of the New Democratic Party) to that speech:A New Democrat's vision of Canada
 TheStar.com - Canada - A New Democrat's vision of Canada
http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/271036 
October 27, 2007 
Jack LaytonDue to a production error, an incomplete version of the following article ran in the Saturday Star. Here is the complete version:
http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/271036 Excerpt:
{ The Star has invited each national party leader to respond to the Conservative Speech from the Throne. Today, NDP Leader Jack Layton outlines his vision for the country."It's time to build the Canada of our dreams: prosperous and green, where no-one is left behind."A Canada that invests in its people, its communities and cities."A Canada that champions equality and tolerance at home, peace and cooperation on the world stage."This is a time in our country's history when we are presented with unprecedented opportunity. "It's time for bold steps."But Mr. Harper's government is taking Canada in the wrong direction. Most Canadians know it. We feel it deep down. ..."
}{
Major HEADINGS in Jack Layton's response:Achieving fairness by closing the growing prosperity gap Tackling the climate change crisis to protect future generationsHelping the people of Afghanistan achieve a lasting peaceWith leadership it can be done
}Jack Layton previously ran for MP on a policy favoring medical cannabis and cannabis cafes. Elements of his New Democratic Party (NDP) are fighting for these kind of reforms.
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Comment #7 posted by RevRayGreen on October 29, 2007 at 05:06:45 PT
His drug was steroids
trust me. California please vote his  $$ out.
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Comment #6 posted by whig on October 29, 2007 at 00:22:32 PT
aolbites
I feel it too.
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Comment #5 posted by aolbites on October 28, 2007 at 23:56:36 PT
I miss MBC
I miss MBC, if only because i was always so depressed after reading her posts.Pleases no one else follow that path! 
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Comment #4 posted by aolbites on October 28, 2007 at 22:52:47 PT
Even on Pimp my ride...
the thing is, he's a #u(ki#  hypocrite.no two ways about it... anyhow, even on the pimp my ride earth day special ep 6x04
he had the gall to say that hemps illegal in CA when they install hemp upholstery on the seats...14:30+ -->-------------------------------------------------------"this is interesting interior" "well this is actually hemp" "It is? Which is outlawed in California, you know that? I signed a bill to outlaw hemp" "well"[crosstalk]"it doesn't have any drug properties"/"how can you do this to me? Because [/crosstalk]the next thing you know is that they rip off materials off [crosstalk] "theres no" "you can't"[/crosstalk]this seat and they smoke it, they smoke it, you can't have them do that" "right, theres no, theres no drug properties whatsoever" /[unintelligible Schwarzenegger made up words followed by a cut to next scene]
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on October 28, 2007 at 22:04:11 PT
I don't trust Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger says, "trust me." After shutting down hemp 2 times?-0-Someone ate a hemp granola bar next to me, but I didn't inhale.Someone drove a hemp fueled car past me, but I didn't inhale.Someone wore a hemp shirt near me but, I didn't inhale.Trust me...-0-Did Schwarzenegger bump His head?
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Comment #2 posted by MikeC on October 28, 2007 at 21:25:55 PT
Well...
Yet the dumbass vetoed the Hemp bill in California. Shame on you Arnold for not doing the right thing when you had the chance!
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on October 28, 2007 at 20:46:15 PT
It's a Leaf!
Why oh why is a leaf illegal? It's not a drug! That is so true. It's just a medicinal herb.
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