Humboldt County is known for its cannabis industry. But donations from the county to the California legalization movement have been incredibly small. Pictured: Tagged cannabis plants grow in the Outliers Collective's cultivation facility in San Diego County, California in October 2016. (Vince Chandler, The Denver Post)

Donations for California legalization incredibly meager in Humboldt County

Proposition 64 is expected to have significant implications for Humboldt County’s economy, but the measure has not stirred many locals to donate to the campaigns directly, according to California Secretary of State finance reports.

The most recent reports from last month show there have been only four campaign contributions of $100 or more for the measure that were sent directly from Humboldt County residents or businesses. Only two people made these contributions — $400 from Lee House of McKinleyville and $200 from Liesl Finkler of the Humboldt CA Association dispensary in Arcata, according to the reports.

No local contributions were directly made from Humboldt County to the No on Proposition 64 committees, though several law enforcement organizations that represent local agencies have donated tens of thousands of dollars to oppose the measure.

The number of local residents that made donations below $100 is unknown as state campaign finance rules do not mandate them to be listed on the reports.

Overall, the Yes on Proposition 64 campaign has raised significantly more campaign funds than its opponent. Between the start of the year and Oct. 22, the Yes campaign has raised nearly $29.3 million compared with the No campaign’s $2.5 million, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

The Proposition 64 financial reports can be found on the Secretary of State’s website.

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