Campaign Finance Joints Reported in Colorado

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Campaign Finance Joints Reported in Colorado

Joints were handed out at Prop AA rallies (via Prop AA)

The No Over Taxation campaign against Prop AA in Colorado reports what might be a first in campaign-finance history: $1,250-worth of marijuana for the campaign's free joint giveaways in Denver and Boulder. Denver Post reports:

The campaign backing a measure to impose new taxes on recreational marijuana has out-raised tax opponents by more than 17-to-1 and outspent opponents by 22-to-1, a Denver Post analysis of campaign finance reports shows. The Committee for Responsible Regulation, the campaign group formed to support Proposition AA on this year’s ballot, has raised about $67,000 in monetary and in-kind contributions as of its most recent finance filing earlier this week.

The group opposed to the tax, simply named No Over Taxation, has raised about $3,800 in monetary and in-kind contributions, according to its filings. ...  the in-kind contribution of $1,250 worth of marijuana for the campaign’s free-joint giveaways in Denver and Boulder.

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