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(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio voters rejected the legalization of marijuana on Tuesday.

If the ballot measure, called Issue 3, was passed, purchasing or growing marijuana for recreational and medicinal use by adults 21 and older would have been legalized.

Millions of dollars were donated to support the ballot initiative, along with big-name supporters like NFL player Frostee Rucker, former NBA star Oscar Robertson and fashion designer Nanette Lapore, who’re listed on the website of a PAC supporting the measure.

The group also cites former 98 Degrees singer-songwriter and reality-TV star Nick Lachey as a supporter, who appears in a commercial for the ballot measure.

In the U.S. so far, the District of Columbia has legalized the recreational sale of the drug as well as Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.

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