Facebook Co-Founders Blaze in on Marijuana Debate

Paul Lilly

California's Proposition 19, a ballot measure to legalize marijuana, has found a couple of high profile friends in Facebook co-founders Sean Parker (of Napster fame) and Dustin Moskovitz, according to ABC News.

Sean Parker reportedly donated $100,000 to the proposal, while Moskovitch showed his "like" for the Prop for giving $20,000 to the campaign, and contributing $70,000 overall.

"What's interesting here is that (Parker) is a member of the generation that really gets it," said Stephen Gutwillig, a spokesman for the Drug Policy Alliance. "We think he's pivotal for the future of drug policy reform in this country."

Proposition 19 has raised $2.4 million so far, more than half ($1.5 million) of which has come from its main sponsor, Richard Lee, an Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur. Outside of Parker and Harvey, only one other person has donated six figures to the measure: Adult entertainment entrepreneur Phil Harvey, who donated $100,000.

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