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Facebook Co-Founder Gives $100K To Back Calif. Pro-Pot Measure

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana has a new friend: Facebook co-founder Sean Parker has given $100,000 to back the proposal.

Parker’s donation was reported in Proposition 19 campaign finance filings this week.

And he’s not the first big Proposition 19 donor with ties to the social networking site. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has given $70,000.

Neither Parker nor Moskovitz are still with the Palo Alto-based company, but both still have ownership stakes.

The only other six-figure donation — also $100,000 — comes from adult entertainment entrepreneur Phil Harvey.

The measure’s sponsor, Oakland medical marijuana entrepreneur Richard Lee, has given about $1.5 million of the $2.4 million raised in support of Proposition 19 so far.

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