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O-HIGH-O’s Vote has got Nick Lachey on Stand-By

By Julie Fink
Posted On Nov 03, 2015
O-HIGH-O’s Vote has got Nick Lachey on Stand-By

Today, the state of Ohio may become the fifth state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, following Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska, plus the District of Columbia.

Voters hit the polls across the Buckeye state to choose a side on Issue 3, the for-profit constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in smokable and edible form for recreational use for those 21 or older, and for patients of any age with qualifying medical conditions.

And one of Ohio’s known celebrity residents, Television Host and heartthrob Nick Lachey is on board. Lachey is actually an investor in ResponsibleOhio, the campaign to legalize marijuana in his home state. Why, you ask? He has a farm.

Oh, not one with squealing pigs, cage free chickens and herds of cute baby sheep. No. No. No.

A weed farm.

Turns out, if Issue 3 passes, the law would restrict virtually all large-scale marijuana cultivation to 10 designated farms. Lachey is one of those (co)owners. The Cincinnati star put in a hefty down payment on his future weed farm as well. According to a recent Washington Post article, “Each ownership group was asked to put up an initial $4 million to underwrite the ballot campaign; it cost them an estimated $10 million more to buy land and get their farms up and running.”

“Lachey’s piece of the action would be 29 acres just outside of Akron, which he would co-own with a couple of financial executives and a car dealership owner from Texas. Every one of the 1,100 state-regulatedmarijuana retail shops across Ohio will have no choice but to buy from his or one of the other nine farms.”

The other 9 weed farmers include a designer, former basketball and a football player, a few trust funders and a partridge in a pair tree. Where is Dayton’s Dave Chappell in this mix?

“Within four years, according to one study, it is estimated that those 10 farms would be selling $1.1 billion worth of pot every year,” the article goes on to say.

The only thing that surprises me at this point is that my old teenage crush is now Old MacStoner had a weed farm. Though, I don’t blame him one bit, he’s jumping on a billion-dollar ganja train.

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