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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blog Redesigned + News: Facebook Founders Donate $170K to Pro-Pot Initiative

ABC News is reporting that Facebook co-founders Sean Parker and Dustin Moskovitz have both donated fairly significant sums in support of California's Proposition 19 campaign, which seeks to legalize marijuana use across the state come this November's election cycle.

Moskovitz, who left Facebook in 2008 after serving as a vice president at the company, has reportedly donated $70,000 in total toward the measure. Parker—co-founder of Napster and, perhaps more importantly, depicted by pop star Justin Timberlake in the recent release of The Social Network—has kicked in $100,000 to support the measure.

"What's interesting here is that [Parker] is a member of the generation that really gets it," said Drug Policy Alliance spokesman Stephen Gutwillig in an interview with the Associated Press. "We think he's pivotal to the future of drug policy reform in the country."

Approximately $2.4 million has been raised in support of Proposition 19 thus far, reports ABC News. Though significant in that few others have given six-figure (or near-six-figure) donations toward the campaign, Moskovitz's and Parker's gifts pale in comparison to the $1.5 million in support coughed up by Richard Lee, a medical marijuana entrepreneur based out of Oakland, CA.


Read the full article here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370523,00.asp


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You may have all noticed that I've changed the look of the blog.  I think it looks better this way but I'd like your opinions on the matter as well.   Also, I've added a new poll to the left - please vote!
Before I post this next song, I have to say, I know haters gonna hate.  However, I gotta say I like this song (It's probably the only song Linken Park has released in the past 4 years that I like).  I love the reggae feel to it.  What do you guys think?


49 comments:

  1. cool post bro!!:)
    Welcome to Italy!

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  2. I like the sites new design - hopefully the prop passes, could be the first step in getting it legalized in all 50 states (which it should of been ages ago)

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  3. Facebook and pot together forever

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  4. Awesome and all but why does this not surprise me. "Dude, we should like make this like site where like all your friends are like on there and like you can post things about what you are like doing." "Isn't that myspace?" "Nooooo, dude, it will like be total in a different font and stuff."

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  5. 170k is pocket change... But, I guess they aren't really dipping into all of the fake money (i.e. fictitious wealth based on stock market shares & investment capital that isn't quite theirs). They could do more.

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  6. Pot is awesome facebook, not so much.

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  7. thanks for the comments on my blog!

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  8. Hopefully it passes, I've read that they've tried to pass it a few times and it never gets through.

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  9. The way things are going, one day every state will legalize marijuana. I'm not looking forward to seeing a bunch of stoned out kids in my future honestly.

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  10. Anything towards getting cannabis legalized is gonna be helpful. It's amazing where help comes from.

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  11. liking the new look... great stuff

    XD

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  12. Liking the new look! Love the fish too :)

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  13. Although I enjoy that they're doing that.. I feel as though it's wasted money.

    But honestly, I guess every little chip helps in the long run.

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  14. Bleh, let the haters hate man. Chester from Linkin Park puts his entire soul into his music.

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  15. Facebook founders are desperately shouting for attention because they just dropped out of Top of Forbes or some other hierarchy..

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  16. BRB, going to the store for a pack of Marlboro Greens.

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  17. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  18. awesome work on the new look. The dope fight will never end at a point where everyone is satisfied.

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  19. Facebook is pro-pot! That's nice!

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  20. Looks good man, like the new layout.

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  21. I never understood how alcool is legal but pot is not...

    Like the new design!

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  22. interesting, I didn't know that...

    GTL4life!

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  23. this is relevant to just what I was thinking about

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  24. I actually like the look of your blog. I'm normally not privy to dark colored backgrounds, but you don't let the colors meld like most people do.

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  25. Legalize!

    Great blog. Will defo stay subscribed if you post more marijuana related stuff, like comics and medical reports!

    Good luck!

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  26. facebook and weed. a match made in heaven

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  27. thats actually nice, you wouldnt expect a millionaire to do something selfish like this....

    then again sean does enjoy his drugs

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  28. this is good to hear. facebook finally doing something worthwhile

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