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Blumenauer Launches Committee To Target Anti-Cannabis Lawmakers


Oregon’s leading marijuana advocate in Congress, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, has formed a political action committee aimed at unseating anti-marijuana lawmakers.

The Portland Democrat’s Cannabis Fund is one in a growing suite of similar committees paying to promote weed-friendly candidates and policies. Pot committees raised at least $177,840 in the 2015-16 election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show.

Some of the biggest names during the cycle included the National Cannabis Industry Association ($104,066), the Marijuana Policy Project ($47,140) and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws ($26,634.11).

The new Cannabis Fund had a meager $2,000 in contributions as of June — the last time it reported financial moves — but Blumenauer already has plans for where to direct the money.

Read the full article at The Statesman Journal.

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