Keep Cannabis Legal group leads pack for campaign spending

With less than a month to go until the regular election, candidates and groups are racking up campaign spending.

The single biggest spender so far is the Keep Cannabis Legal campaign group, primarily composed of cannabis business stakeholders who are coordinating the effort to defeat Proposition 1 on the Oct. 3 ballot. Proposition 1 would make commercial cannabis operations illegal outside the boundaries of the incorporated cities in the borough. A yes vote supports banning commercial cannabis and a no vote keeps commercial cannabis legal.

As of Sept. 5, Keep Cannabis Legal had spent approximately $38,405 according to campaign disclosure documents filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. Donors have put about $45,548 into the campaign’s coffers, primarily in donations from individuals, according to the filing.

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