Conservative Coalition Forms To Support Marijuana Legalization

ALASKA:  This spring, the Alaska Republican Party came out against an initiative that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. Now, some conservatives are formally declaring their support for Proposition 2.

Talk radio host Eddie Burke is part of the three-person outreach team.

“When you start breaking down those liberty and freedom issues, that’s when people understand it’s nothing to do with smoking or not smoking or whether you’re going to use it or not use it,” Burke said. “It has to do with government making decisions for you that they shouldn’t.”

But the initiative opposition group Big Marijuana Big Mistake is responding that they have even more support from the conservative movement.

Spokesperson Kristina Woolston, says that on top of having the backing of political figures like former Gov. Frank Murkowski, they’re also getting endorsements from the major Republican organizations.