WATCH: Gov. Rick Perry Talks Pot on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Austin

Mar 12, 2014

Governor Rick Perry appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.

The talk show has relocated to Austin for the week of South by Southwest. Gov. Perry got a mix of cheers and boos when introduced. He hinted he may run again for president, saying “America is a great place for second chances.”

Perry and Kimmel also talked about efforts towards decriminalizing marijuana.

"For over a decade we’ve lowered the penalties," Perry told Kimmel. "We’re trying to be smart about it. You don’t want to ruin a kid’s life for having a joint.”

Perry denied ever using pot personally, but he and Kimmel joked about the marijuana smell left in the dressing room Perry used: Snoop Dogg had used the same room the night before.

Watch Part 1 of Perry's interview:

Part 2: