Open Secrets Website Investigation: Marijuana industry and advocates poured over $9.8 million to support cannabis legalization ballot measures in four states

Here’s the introduction to their piece

The marijuana industry and advocates have poured more than $9.8 million into ballot measure battles to legalize recreational marijuana in Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota since the start of 2021. 


Committees supporting 2022 ballot measures that would legalize recreational marijuana have raised over $4 million in Arkansas, $4.9 million in Missouri, $551,400 in North Dakota and $324,800 in South Dakota, according to OpenSecrets data. In Arkansas, two committees bankrolled by two GOP megadonors have raised an additional $2 million to oppose marijuana legalization.

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