by Russ Belville | November 1, 2012 2:15 pm
The AP reports that Arkansans for Compassionate Care reported this week that it raised almost $420,000 in October for its campaign to legalize medical marijuana. The group spent about $406,000 during the month and had less than $17,000 cash on hand. The group has raised more than $708,000 overall for its campaign.
The two groups opposing the initiative raised much less. The Family Council Action Committee raised nearly $37,000 last month and spent more than $30,000. The Coalition to Preserve Arkansas Values raised $9,000 and spent $9,000.
Despite outspending opponents almost ten-to-one, the Arkansas measure faces an uphill battle. The latest Talk Business poll shows Issue 5 with majority opposition at 54%, with support only at 38% and 8% undecided. You can help Arkansans for Compassionate Care by phone banking and donating today.
Source URL: http://radicalruss.com/arkansas-medical-marijuana-supporters-raise-almost-420000-vs-opponents-48000/
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