The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska has unveiled an ad blitz on buses to remind people to vote Yes on Measure 2. The MPP is funding the campaign to the tune of $350,000 so far.
The bus ads contrast beer and liquor with marijuana, which is dubbed "safer."
Measure 2, if passed in November, would create a regulated marijuana industry that is significantly lighter on taxes than those already established in Colorado and Washington ($50 per ounce tax charged to cultivation facilities, no sales tax). Individuals will be able to six plants (three mature) and possess one ounce. It would be run by the Marijuana Control Board and allow localities can ban stores and grow facilities.
Funding so far for Yes on 2: $500k (MPP, $350k)
Funding so far for No on 2: $31k (Chenega Corp., $25k)
The anti campaign goes by the name Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2.