Four years ago, prohibition groups fighting cannabis legalization were swimming in money.
With just weeks until election day, legalization opponents are hurting for cash.
In 2016, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson spent millions in a failed effort to derail legalization. The Pennsylvania-based philanthropist Julie Schauer donated tens of thousands of dollars to legalization opponents. Pharmaceutical giant Insys, maker of the opioid fentanyl, spent boatloads of cash to kill Arizona’s adult-use legalization initiative.
In 2020, it’s a different story. Sheldon Adelson has given nothing to the fight against legalization. Julie Schauer hasn’t been heard from. Insys’ high-flying political days ended when founder John Kapoor was sentenced to five years in…
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