Tea party-influenced PAC gives $1,500 to campaign banning local outdoor marijuana grows

The tea-party influenced “Americans for Good Government” PAC has given $1,500 to the “Yes on W” marijuana ballot initiative, according to the latest campaign finance reports.

Measure W, which would ban outdoor marijuana grows and limit indoor grows to 12 plants, will appear on the June ballot.

“Americans for Good Government” has identified itself as: “we are conservative grassroots organizations, such as tea party groups and other independent groups, who are willing to work with political operatives to recruit candidates for positions in local government.”

More about the Americans for Good Government PAC from YubaNet  — noting that it has been managed by tea party members — is herehere and here. The PAC’s donors also include prominent local tea party members and leaders.

The tea party, with its extremist views, has been one of the most polarizing elements of local politics in recent years.

The latest campaign filings also show the “HOPE Committee Against Measure W” has raised $12,612. Hometown Hydroponics in Grass Valley donated $5,000, the reports show. A group “Hope for Silas” loaned $5,000. The filing is here: Against Measure W

The Union is a financial beneficiary of this group’s campaigning, among others. The group spent $1,170 for two full-page ads in the “Nevada County Cannibus” newspaper that The Union now publishes. For background, “Can pot ads save newspapers”? is here.