“Drug-Free Florida Committee,” the group opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment seeking to legalize medical marijuana spent almost $1.3 million from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3.
Nearly all was for advertising-related costs, according to the Florida Division of Elections.
The committee raised an overall total $4,738,302 and spending $4,268,889 as of Oct. 3.
During the weeklong reporting, the group spent $1,287,224, all but $16,000 of it going to either “media placement” or “advertising.”
Bolstering the take was additional contributions from casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave $4 million total in an effort to defeat Amendment 2.
Updated reports for “People United for Medical Marijuana” the pro-amendment political committee, are pending on the Division of Elections website as of Friday afternoon.