Nevada cannabis legalization group records cash haul

The political action committee behind a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada has raised a notable amount of money this year, with a recent cash injection coming from local cannabis companies.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, organized by the Marijuana Policy Project, has so far taken in $285,000 in 2016, according to a June 11 filing with the secretary of state, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. That’s almost half of what the group raised for all of 2014, when the measure to legalize adult-use cannabis initially appeared on the Nevada ballot.

While the ballot measure passed, state lawmakers didn’t follow through on the legislation that followed. That sent the issue back to voters, who will have the final say this November.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that more than half of the money raised this year came during June 7-9. And most of that money came from Nevada cannabis companies, including: Terra Tech Corp., Greenmart of Nevada, Medical Marijuana of Las Vegas and Paradise Wellness Center.