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(NEWSER) – Ohio voters have resoundingly rejected a measure that would have turned Nick Lachey into a marijuana tycoon. Issue 3 on the state's ballot on Tuesday would have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana for Ohioans over 21, but it also would have given a small number of businessmen, including former 98 Degrees singer Lachey, a monopoly over its production,CNN reports.

The measure failed by around two votes to one, with plenty of pot smokers among those saying no. "I can't believe I voted 'no' when it was finally on the ballot," a 62-year-old Cincinnati-area voter tells the AP. "I think it's ridiculous that marijuana is illegal. The war on drugs has been a failure. But I don't think 10 people should have a monopoly."

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