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John Kasich Admits Smoking Marijuana, Yet Opposes Legalizing It

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By Chris Goldstein

«Yes, I did smoke marijuana when I was younger,» John Kasich told WWJ Newsradio 950 host Roberta Jasina in Michigan this morning.

The Republican Governor of Ohio and presidential candidate, did the interview as the Michigan primary got underway today. Kasich also said that he’s «definitely opposed to» federal marijuana legalization. Read more of Kasich’s comments here.

The WWJ Newsradio 950 morning crew also got Donald Trump on the phone this morning to talk cannabis.

“I never have smoked it,» the Republican frontrunner said. «I think it certainly has to be a state decision.”

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore)

Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore)

He repeated his support for medical marijuana in the interview. Real all of Trump’s cannabis comments to the station today here.

Michigan could be on the path to tax and regulate cannabis. Bills have been filed in the state legislature and a petition drive to allow voters to directly end prohibition is ongoing.

Kasich or Trump could be on the ballot right alongside marijuana this fall.