In one of the most-watched races during Tuesday’s election, Ohio voters rejected a bill that would have legalized medical and recreational marijuana. But the results had less to do with maintaining the prohibition and more to do with a potential monopoly. The defeat was described as good news for people on both sides of the pot debate. Here’s WaPo on what Ohio’s vote means for the future of pot.

+ AirBNB came out a big winner in San Francisco, where efforts to dramatically curb short term rentals lost by a significant margin.

+ A fierce and often brutal campaign in Houston resulted in the defeat of a “city ordinance protecting residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.” And the election may have come down to bathroom fears.

+ Salt Lake City voters elected Jackie Biskupski, Utah’s first openly gay mayor.