Marijuana: Where do the candidates stand?

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Marijuana: Where Do The Candidates Stand?

On Tuesday, Ohio is taking a vote on whether or not to legalize marijuana. Here's a comprehensive guide to which side of the issue the presidential candidates fall on.

Donald Trump: Trump's stance has changed over the years. In 1990, he supported the legalization of drugs to take profit away from drug czars. He was quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune saying "We're losing badly the war on drugs. You have to legalize drugs to win that war."

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Today -- his tune has changed. "I say it's bad. Medical marijuana is another thing, but I think it's bad. And I feel strongly about that."

Hillary Clinton appears to be moving in the other direction. But she may still be a long way from making any definitive decisions.

"I think we need to be very clear about the benefits of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. I don't think we've done enough research yet. Although I think that for people who are in extreme medical conditions, and have anecdotal evidence that it works. There should be availability under appropriate circumstances."

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Ian James, executive director of ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, speaks to the crowd at an election night event at the Le Meridien hotel, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Voters have rejected a ballot measure that would have made Ohio the first state to make marijuana legal for both recreational and medical use in a single stroke. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A voter in a tie-dye T-shirt votes at the Schiller Recreation Center polling station on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Eligible Ohioans headed to the polls Tuesday, to decide whether to make marijuana legal for both recreational and medical use. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A voter places his ballot in a bag to be counted at a polling station at The Ohio State University student union, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio voters headed to the polls today to decide whether to allow marijuana to be grown, processed and consumed within the state's borders. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, stands in front of an opposition voter's chalk lettering that reads "monopoly" at the Ohio State University oval on election day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio voters headed to the polls today to decide whether to allow marijuana to be grown, processed and consumed within the state's borders. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Michael McGovern, a representative from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, wears a sticker during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
College students collect lawn signs at a promotional tour bus from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, poses for photos with passing college students at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A volunteer for ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, holds a clipboard during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Buddie, the mascot for the pro-marijuana legalization group ResponsibleOhio, holds a sign during a promotional tour stop at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
College students collect lawn signs and shirts at a promotional tour bus from ResponsibleOhio, a pro-marijuana legalization group, at Miami University, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Oxford, Ohio. A ballot proposal before Ohio voters this fall would be the first in the Midwest to take marijuana use and sales from illegal to legal for both personal and medical use in a single vote. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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Hillary's biggest threat, Bernie Sanders, is also on the fence when it comes to weed.

"I think we have got to end the war on drugs. You know, look into what's going on in Colorado and elsewhere. You know, but I am not unfavorably disposed to moving toward the legalization of marijuana."

Ben Carson, who is currently second place for the Republican Presidential Nomination has always been against it and continues to hold that position.

Beck: "Do you continue the war on drugs?"

Carson: "Absolutely."

Beck: "You do?"

Carson: "I intensify it."

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Following the other candidates, Marco Rubio also said that he believes people should not use marijuana and that federal laws should be enforced.

"The bottom line is I believe that adding yet another mind-altering substance to something that's legal is not good for the country."

Although Jeb Bush famously announced that he had smoked marijuana during the first Republican debate and apologized to his mom -- the former first lady -- publicly on Twitter, he does not support legalization of the drug for medicinal or recreational use.

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Surprisingly Ted Cruz, a favorite of the Republican Party's conservative wing, favors legalization done at the state level.

However, he did not comment on whether he would support a change of federal drug policy.

He told C-SPAN, "If the citizens of Colorado want to go down that road, that's their prerogative. I don't agree with it, but that's their right."

Carly Fiorina agreed with that sentiment, telling Fox and Friends in June that states should have the right to legalize marijuana without federal approval. Fiorina's view appears to have been effected with her step daughter's own battle with drug addiction.

She told the group, "This is something that hits really close to home to me, and when we incarcerate people for abuse of drugs, we are not helping them."

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