The Associated Press reports that Napster co-founder and Facebook’s first president, Sean Parker, is backing a new ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the Golden State.
According to the Associated Press' anonymous sources, tech investor Sean Parker, of Napster and Facebook fame, is spearheading a campaign to raise money to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of California.
The AP states that the sources remain anonymous because “they were not authorized to discuss Parker’s involvement or to name the other wealthy entrepreneurs expected to fund the effort until an official campaign committee starts raising money…”
California is one of more than a dozen states that submitted for legalizing marijuana in time for the November 2016 election.
The AP’s sources claim that this is the one initiative people will be looking to, however. Due to the ballot’s wealthy backers, many believe that California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” is the one to watch for. The ballot measure allows all adults 21 and over to buy an ounce of marijuana or marijuana products at licensed stores. Not only that, it would also allow users to grow up to six pot plants for personal use. The sale of marijuana would be subject to a 15 percent excise tax, according to the AP.
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