Yesterday voters in Ohio rejected a marijuana legalization measure by a margin of nearly 2 to 1. In my latest Forbes column, I discuss a couple of plausible explanations for the defeat of Issue 3:
According to the latest Gallup poll, 58 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legal. Surveys conducted in March and October found that most Ohioans agree. So why did Ohio voters overwhelmingly reject Issue 3, which would have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use, in yesterday's election? Two reasons spring to mind.