Scientist, superhero, pothead; Dayton.com investigative reporter Amelia Robinson snags an interview with Buddie, Responsible Ohio's mascot.

Meet Buddie, the new pro-marijuana mascot going around Ohio

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Buddie has six-pack abs, big muscles and a permanent smile plastered on his face. The character looks like a buff, happy Grinch. ResponsibleOhio is the group supporting the effort to legalize marijuana use in Ohio.

Buddie is traveling to campuses on ResponsibleOhio’s weed bus — a rented RV that is visiting all 88 counties. The bus has already visited some campuses, including University of Toledo, and is slated to hit more next week, including Miami University.

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“This demonstrates a troubling lack of good judgment for a group that hopes to win exclusive control over the sale of marijuana in Ohio,” said Jen Detwiler, spokeswoman for opposition campaign, Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies.

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Our Columbus Bureau reporter Laura Bischoff will be covering the effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio through Election Day. Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter at @lbischoff

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