CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Nick Lachey threw his support behind legalizing marijuana in Ohio this week, but one local prosecutor condemns the move.
The Cincinnati native and restaurant owner, boy band and reality TV star announced Wednesday he favors the
. He has invested in the Summit County property that could be among the 10 farms to grow legal cannabis if voters approve the measure, ResponsibleOhio has acknowledged.
“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,” Lachey said in a
. “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.”
In supporting ResponsibleOhio, Lachey joins business, civic and cultural leaders with close ties to Ohio – including NBA Hall of Fame player Oscar Robertson, NFL Defensive End Frostee Rucker, prominent fashion designer Nanette Lepore, and philanthropist and community leader Barbara Gould, in fighting for a better economic future for the state.
But Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell condemned the move in a posting on his Facebook page.