Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, leads fellow candidates Scott Walker, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump as they take the stage prior to the CNN Republican presidential debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — One of the signature moments in the latter portion of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate came on the topic of marijuana.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY) speaks at a Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 4, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is set to become the first ever sitting senator to give a keynote speech for a cannabis industry conference later in September, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

The flag of Ohio at Sawyer Point in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

Jackie Borchardt ~ Cleveland.com ~

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Issue 3 received its first endorsement from a national marijuana advocacy group, but the group says the proposed constitutional amendment is not the best way to legalize marijuana.

Ohio Gov. and Presidential Candidate John Kasich addresses the media on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. (Danielle Duval | MLive.com)

Jonathan Oosting ~ MLive.com ~

LANSING, MI — Marijuana legalization is a "terrible idea," according to Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, whose home state will see a pot proposal on the ballot this fall.

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Anjali Shastry ~ Washington Times ~

South Carolina voters overwhelmingly say their state’s own medical marijuana law should trump federal enforcement, said a new poll being released Thursday.

McAlpin Community Center, Suwannee County, Florida. Image: Michael Rivera via Wikimedia Commons
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