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Kasich praises Ohio voters for rejecting marijuana question

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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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