Facebook Co-Founders Donate Big Money In Support Of Marijuana Legalization

Filed as News on October 10, 2010 6:19 am

Sean Parker - Facebook Co-Founder

Sean Parker, a co-founder of Facebook and the inventor of Napster and Dustin Moskowitz, another Facebook co-founder, have donated $170,000 in support of California Proposition 19, a pro-pot measure.

According to CNet Parker donated $100,000, while Moskowitz added $70,000 to the coffers of pro-marijuana supporters.

While Parker and Moskowitz are no longer with the company, they have both earned millions of dollars from their ownership stakes in the world’s largest social networking website which is valued upwards of $34 billion.

Sean Parker’s large donation came just after the “Yes on 19″ campaign committee announced that they were running low on funds in the final weeks leading up to the bills vote.

You may recall that several “pro pot” groups had recently went on the offensive when Facebook tried to restrict their freedom of speech.

The biggest donation? A six figure offering from Phil Harvey, an adult entertainment mogul.

Tags: , , ,

This post was written by

You can visit the for a short bio, more posts, and other information about the author.

Submissions & Subscriptions

Submit the post to Reddit, StumbleUpon, Digg or Del.icio.us.

Did you like it? Then subscribe to our RSS feed!

    Your words are your own, so be nice and helpful if you can. If this is the first time you're posting a comment, it might go into moderation. Don't worry, it's not lost, so there's no need to repost it! We accept clean XHTML in comments, but don't overdo it please.