Ballot 2016: Marijuana Opposition Campaign Gets Boost From National Coalition
The political arm of Smart Approaches to Marijuana is pouring $2 million into the fight against legalization in multiple states including California.
Los Angeles Times:
Kennedy Group Puts $2 Million Into Fight Against Pot-Legalization Measures
Facing well-financed campaigns to legalize recreational pot, a national coalition that includes former Rep. Patrick Kennedy has raised more than $2 million to fight initiatives in five states this year, including a November ballot measure in California. The money is being put up by the political arm of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an anti-legalization group founded by Kennedy; David Frum, senior editor of the Atlantic; and Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama administration. The opposition campaign to California’s Proposition 64 will eventually get a large amount of the money because its vote affects so many people and is likely to have the biggest influence on other states considering similar proposals, said Sabet, president of the group, SAM Action. (McGreevy, 8/1)