Spending Minimal on Marijuana Initiative

This August, Alaskans will vote on whether to legalize marijuana but reports say spending to persuade voters has been minimal because of lack of opposition thus far.


Those in favor of the marijuana initiative report spending $132,000, mostly by the Washington D.C. – based Marijuana Policy Project on a signature drive.


A Seattle-based public relations firm, Strategies 360, has been hired. The company’s spokesman Taylor Bickford said it will focus on getting people to vote in the primary to combat historically low voter turnout.


If enacted the initiative would allow marijuana to be sold in state licensed stores however smoking in public and possession by people under 21 would still be illegal.

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