New Jersey Legal Marijuana Advocates Release New Ads As Campaign Data Shows Opponents Vastly Outspent

New Jersey Legal Marijuana Advocates Release New Ads As Campaign Data Shows Opponents Vastly Outspent

New Jersey activists working to pass a marijuana legalization referendum are vastly out-raising opponents, campaign finance records published on Wednesday show. And four new pro-reform video advertisements are an example of how supporters are spending that money. There are two main committees backing the legal cannabis proposal: NJ CAN 2020 and the Building Stronger Communities Action Fund. According to a report from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), they’ve collectively raised about $1.3 million. First reports show marijuana ballot question has drawn $1.3 million in fundraising; already on top ten NJ ballot question list, according to reports filed with ELEC.https://t.co/YBGrygIa05 — NJELEC (@ELECNJ) October 14, 2020 A main source of funding for the advocates is the multinational Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, which sells a popular fertilizer brand and also owns a marijuana-focused subsidiary unit. NJ CAN 2020 has received most of its financing from the ACLU of New Jersey so far. Meanwhile, an opposing committee called Don’t Let NJ Go to Pot has raised just under $10,000. That’s roughly a 130:1 campaign finance difference. Via ELEC. “Whether or not this year’s ballot question election turns out to be a true blockbuster in terms of funds spent, early reports show it already is among the top ten ballot questions in the state’s history,” ELEC Executive Director Jeff Brindle said in a press release. “The vote also is historic since it is the first marijuana-related public question to appear before New Jersey voters.” Meanwhile, NJ CAN 2020, a coalition of civil…

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