Tech tycoon spearheads pot legalization bid in California

Nov 2, 2015 5:56 PM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The campaign to put California among the states where marijuana can be sold to and legally used by adults for recreation is moving forward with the filing of ballot language backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker.

Four people working on the legalization initiative independently told The Associated Press that Parker, the billionaire technology investor who also served as Facebook's first president, spearheaded work on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act submitted Monday.

Those people requested anonymity 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 and becomes subject to state disclosure laws.

The proposed initiative is one of more than a dozen that has been filed with the attorney general's office for the November 2016 election.

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