Former Boy Band Star Investing In The Marijuana Industry, Wants It Legal In His Home State


Former boy band star Nick Lachey likes marijuana. In fact, he believes in it so much, he has come out in support of ResponsibleOhio’s proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in his home state. Lachey is so serious, he has also invested in a property that could be one of 10 farms to grow legal cannabis, should the initiative pass.

According to an article in, the leader of the 2000’s boy band 98 Degrees, restaurant owner and reality-TV star has joined a list of local names, including NBA Hall of Fame player Oscar Robertson, NFL defensive end Frostee Rucker, fashion designer Nanette Lepore and philanthropist Barbara Gould, who have also given their support for legalization in Ohio.

Lachey released a statement through ResponsibleOhio that said, “Ohio is my home, and as a resident and local business owner I am proud to be part of a movement that has the potential to create jobs, reinvigorate the local economy and improve the safety of our communities. Passage of this proposal will result in much-needed economic development opportunities across Ohio, and update the state’s position on marijuana in a smart and safe way.”

ResponsibleOhio is looking to get almost 306,000 signatures to put its proposal on the November 3rd ballot. If it passes, the  initiative would let 10 farms around Ohio grow cannabis. People would also be able to get licenses to manufacture or sell the cannabis and for a $50 license, residents could grow four plants of their own out of their home.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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