The pro-marijuana legalization group, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol in Arizona (CRMLA), has reported that it has raised $1.08 million for its adult-use marijuana legalization campaign efforts. Groups in opposition to adult-use marijuana legalization have raised less than $100,000 collectively.
The CRMLA has obtained enough signatures from registered Arizona voters to get a proposal to regulate marijuana in a similar way as alcohol onto the November ballot in 2016. Although, the campaign will continue to obtain more signatures.
Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, a group in opposition of adult-use marijuana legalization, has raised a total of $90,000 according to their financials, reports ABC 15. The group uses its funds towards fabricated, anti-marijuana propaganda campaigns.
Another anti-marijuana legalization group has only raised $800 in contributions for their effort. Their spokeswoman, Kim Owens, says, “We’re just starting out. We don’t have any reason to believe that we won’t equally be equally as well-funded.”