Amendment 2 proponents add $116K for campaign

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People United for Medical Marijuana,” the  political committee leading  Amendment 2, which seeks to legalize medical marijuana, added $116,293 from June 21 to June 27 for an overall total to $3.56 million, according to reports filed with the Division of Elections.

As of June 27, the committee received nearly $5.49 million in contributions and loans, while spending approximately $5.16 million.

The majority of the spending occurred late 2013 through early 2014, during the effort to get enough petition signatures to put the issue on November’s ballot.

In the recent reporting period, the largest contribution was Miami-based Complete Hydroponics, which gave $25,000.

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