Napster Co-Founder Gives $100K To Prop 19 Pot Legalization


Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, has donated $100,000 to the Prop 19 marijuana legalization cause in California.

‚ÄčSean Parker, the co-founder of Napster and a current venture capitalist, on Monday donated $100,000 to Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults in California, according to campaign finance records.

Parker, the guy played by Justin Timberlake in the new Facebook movie, The Social Network, donated the money to the Drug Policy Action Committee, which is separate from Richard Lee’s Yes On 19 committee, reports Chris Roberts at our sister Village Voice Media blog, SF Weekly.

The Drug Policy Action Committee is the fund-raising arm of the Drug Policy Alliance, according to Shawnda Deane, the committee’s Sacramento-based accountant.
Along with $100,000 donated in June by Adam & Eve owner Philip D. Harvey, the Drug Policy Action Committee now has $200,000 in the bank, nearly quadruple what the No On 19 committee had on hand as of Monday, according to records.
The amount dwarfs even the $67,000 Yes On 19 currently has, though Yes On 19 already spent $842,000 in 2010, on top of $900,000 in 2009.
Check out Chris Roberts’ whole story at LA Weekly: