Money Will Keep Californians From Voting On Legal Marijuana This Year – The Pot Blog

Both initiatives fell short of funding for gathering signatures. The Revenue Act needed $3 million by the end of last week. April 18 is the suggested deadline for signatures, so supporters would need a massive donation in order to make the deadline. Hodges said there are a few major signature-gathering firms in California and that manpower costs money, especially when you are close to an election. The closer you get to an election, the more competition there is and more expensive costs per signature, Hodges said. Hodges told us that depending on the proximity to an election, signatures can cost between 75 cents and $4 each to procure (in labor costs). Thats the difference between half a million and 3 million, Hodges said.
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