Two things you probably haven’t been paying a lot of attention to lately:
Election Day in Ohio. (It’s not 2016 yet.)
Former boy-band star and reality TV spouse Nick Lachey. (It’s not 2003 anymore.)
Well settle in, because you have some catching up to do. On Tuesday, Ohio goes to the polls to decide if marijuana should be legal. If they vote yes, the Cincinnati native and long-ago leading man of “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica” will automatically become one of the top weed kingpins of the Buckeye State.
It is one of the most curious ballot initiatives in the country — a synergy of B-list celebrity and entrepreneurial democracy in a culturally conservative state that you would hardly expect to lead the charge for legal pot.
And yet it has driven a wedge into the usual pro-marijuana coalition, in part because of language in the measure that would restrict virtually all large-scale marijuana cultivation to 10 specifically designated farms. [Read more at The Washington Post]