Politics

Ohio state flag. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

The man who led the for-profit marijuana-legalization amendment that Ohioans soundly defeated on Nov. 3 says the campaign made two major mistakes: limiting growing sites to 10 owners and using the pot-head mascot Buddie.

John Kasich in New Hampshire, July 2015. Image: Marc Nozell via Wikimedia Commons.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — After nabbing a spot in next week's Republican debate, John Kasich went on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Friday night to share his ideas to a different type of audience.

Detail from Department of Veterans Affairs' 2008 Veterans Day poster. Image via Wikimedia Commons

The measure would keep the VA from interfering with a veteran's attempt to access medicinal marijuana.

Senator Bernie Sanders at a seniors’ center in Manchester, N.H. on October 30, 2015. Image: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has filed a bill in the Senate seeking to end the federal criminalization of marijuana.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from Roland Martin, host of TV One's News One Now, during a town hall meeting at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C. Image: Richard Burkhart/AP Images for TV One via NPR.org

Hillary Clinton eased her position on marijuana restrictions during a town hall in South Carolina on Saturday, saying she supported a reclassification of the drug to make it easier to conduct research for medicinal purposes.

Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, holds a sign at Ohio State University in Columbus on election day.  Image: John Minchillo, Associated Press
Ohio voters soundly rejected a marijuana initiative Tuesday that would have legalized recreational and medicinal use of the drug, and would have limited commercial growing to a small group of investors who drafted and promoted the measure.

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