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Actor-turned-governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has sparked controversy after claiming marijuana is not a drug.
The Terminator star, 60, made the statement in a recent interview with men's magazine GQ - despite previously admitting to having smoked the illegal substance in the 1977 bodybuilding documentary, Pumping Iron.
He said: "I didn't take any drugs. 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 misdemeanour charge and a maximum about R700 fine. - Wenn