|Graphic: Tax Cannabis 2010|
The pro-pot forces have money for California’s upcoming legalization battle, while the anti-weed contingent has little good news to report.
The November ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana for adult personal use in the Golden State got more than $200,000 in campaign contributions between January 1 and March 31, according to newly published electronic finance records.
Meanwhile, all the groups opposing legalization — like the Committee Against the Legalization of Marijuana — didn’t electronically file their contributions by the April 15 deadline, meaning they raised less than $50,000, the minimum amount that requires mandatory e-filing.
This could be good news for reformers, reports David Downs at East Bay Express.