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No pot for Ohio

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 00:46

Ohio voters have said ''no'' to the legalization of marijuana for either recreational or medical use, although pot proponents say their work is not over. Gavino Garay reports.

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It could have been the first state in the U.S. midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. But Ohio voted resoundingly against an amendment to legalize both the personal and medical use of pot for those over 21. The amendment was struck down by a whopping two-to-one margin. ...although proponents say they'll continue to fight for legalization. (NAT/SOT) "The work continues. It's not over. " Ian James of the group, Responsible Ohio says many could have benefitted from medical legalization. (SOUNDBITE) (English) IAN JAMES, CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, RESPONSIBLE OHIO, SAYING: "There are people who have a chronic illness. They need the compassionate care that medical marijuana provides." Ohio governor and Republican U.S. Presidential candidate, John Kasich hailed the 'no vote' as a path to help strengthen families and communities.

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No pot for Ohio

Wednesday, November 04, 2015 - 00:46