- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Supporters of a ballot measure to legalize recreational use of marijuana have filed a complaint with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

“The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” says the group “Big Marijuana. Big Mistake” either violated disclosure laws or lied to the public about an advertising firm’s role in the opposition effort.

“Big Marijuana. Big Mistake” has used advertising company Northwest Strategies. The company’s majority owner and an opposition spokeswoman, Kristina Woolston, has said the ad firm was donating its time and services.

But the complaint says reports filed with the commission show Northwest Strategies being paid.

Woolston clarified that Northwest Strategies was being paid for its work but that the contract does not cover all expenses. She told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1unmSv1 ) the complaint is a distraction.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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