Recently, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert interviewed Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich about a new initiative to legalize pot in Ohio that ultimately failed.
“I know this is a dirty word when you’re running in the Republican primary, but you seem reasonable,” Colbert said .
Colbert then asked Kasich about the failed marijuana initiative, noting that the governor campaigned against full legalization, but allowed flexibility for medical marijuana if doctors call for it.
“We have a huge drug crisis in this country,” Kasich explained.
“Is it really pot, the drug crisis?” Colbert interrupted. “Lots of people are going to jail for minor drug infractions, and it ruins their entire life.”
“We don’t do that in Ohio, ok?” Kasich said, adding that he doesn’t want to see minor drug offenders going to jail.
Later in the interview, Kasich admitted to Colbert that he had smoked pot when he was younger. Colbert noted that, had Kasich been caught, he would have never been able to become governor due to having a criminal record.
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