05.04.2016
policy

Sean Parker and 600,000 California Voters Sign Up to Legalize Cannabis

The bud has enough signatures to be on the ballot!

That disruptive 'lil son-of-a-gun Sean Parker might have actually achieved what he set out to do when he began pushing and funding the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

From Associated Press:

Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November.

A coalition that includes former Facebook president Sean Parker and backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the nation's leading marijuana advocacy groups says it has collected 600,000 signatures, a lot more than the 365,000 needed, well ahead of the July 5 deadline.

If the measure were to pass and be enacted into law, cannabis enthusiasts old enough to drink, vote, smoke, and watch dirty movies would also be allowed to possess up to one ounce of cannabis. The AP says, "The initiative would also place a 15 percent tax on retail sales of the drug." 

To date, Parker has put  $1 million toward the initiative. 

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