On Tuesday, I reported on a medical-marijuana business that didn't identify the sponsor of its campaign materials and hadn't yet reported expenses for handbills, signs, and other materials to oppose a marijuana-legalization Initiative 502 on the fall ballot. State election law says all spending must be reported.
It now appears that 4Evergreen Group, which issues authorizations to use medical cannabis, has reported some of its expenses—but not all of them.
This was one of several banners at Hempfest last week telling voters to reject I-502. The state says all such campaign expenditures must be reported within five days.
The group spent $180 on handbills printed in California, according to this filing with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission, and it lists $75 in other expenditures. But that doesn't seem to account for the plethora of other materials, such as several vinyl banners designed by Art Chantry (see photo to the right), stacks of color posters, and several t-shirts. Those items still haven't been reported.
"They would have to do the same sort of reporting," says PDC spokeswoman Lori Anderson. The reports are due within five days of making the expense—and it's more than five days since the materials debuted at Hempfest last Friday. Anderson adds, "We will follow up with them and ask about the other stuff and why they haven't filed the other expenditures."
An attorney for 4Evergeeen, Eric Camm, has asked me to direct all inquires to him, but he hasn't answered any of my questions.
UPDATE: As noted in mmmdata comments, it appears 4Evergreen has now posted a report for $536 in t-shirts, which you can see here, but there's not mention of the posters or banners. For the record, this not Watergate sort of stuff. It appears that 4Evergreen is making a good-faith effort to comply with the law.