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Medical marijuana companies target donors in weed campaigns

Medical marijuana companies target donors in weed campaigns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Donors associated with companies holding medical marijuana licenses are providing most of the funding for ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana in several states.

An analysis of campaign finance data by The Associated Press shows that marijuana legalization campaigns have raised about $23 million in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Existing marijuana-related entities have given the bulk of the money in every state except North Dakota, where the national cannabis advocacy group is the top donor.

Advocacy group New Approach is also the lead sponsor of Colorado’s initiative to legalize psychedelic mushrooms.

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