Eric Blair | Activist Post
A sensible approach to dealing with marijuana is finally upon us. Three states: Colorado, Washington and Oregon, will be voting this November to regulate marijuana sales in the same way as alcohol.
Campaigns for ballot measures in two of these states, Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington state, have raised a combined $3 million — far outpacing the opposition according to Reuters.
Supporters in Colorado have a war chest of around $1 million, while Washington has about $2 million to educate the public with TV and radio ads like the ones below:
Ad in support of I-502 in Washington:
Oregon’s Measure 80 - The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act, which only recently officially qualified for the ballot, is still lagging behind in fundraising with around $1000 in funds.
Meanwhile, opponents of these measures are struggling to keep ‘reefer madness’ alive. Opponents in Colorado have only raised $40,000. It seems it is no longer viable to claim that throwing people in cages for consuming a beneficial plant is the best approach.