ResponsibleOhio has trotted out ‘Buddie’ — a superhero mascot with a green head shaped like a marijuana bud — to visit college campuses and attract Ohioans 21 and older to vote for Issue 3 in the upcoming election.
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.
“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