Kasich praises Ohio voters for rejecting marijuana question


Presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday praised the decision by Ohio voters to reject an amendment to legalize recreational and medical marijuana in Tuesday's election.

"At a time when too many families are being torn apart by drug abuse, Ohioans said no to easy access to drugs and instead chose a path that helps strengthen our families and communities," Gov. John Kasich wrote in a statement to the Washington Examiner.

The Buckeye State was the only one with a marijuana initiative on the ballot this year, but voters crushed it by a nearly two-to-one margin. Sixty-five percent of voters voted against the measure, while 35 percent were in favor.

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