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Marijuana Legalization: California One Step Closer To Legalizing Recreational Weed Thanks To Billionaire Sean Parker

Marijuana legalization in California has a really big supporter. Billionaire Sean Parker recently donated $500,000 to support an initiative to legalize recreational weed use in the state. Parker spoke with Forbes late last year and noted he has been following the marijuana legalization issue for quite a while. Show More Summary

Billionaire Sean Parker Donated $500,000 To Legalize Marijuana In California

Photo: Bloomberg Technology billionaire Sean Parker is putting his money where his mouth is when it comes to pot legalization. The former Facebook presidentdonated $500,000 to back a proposed initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults in California, according to state campaign finance records filed Thursday. "I've been following this issue [...]

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker spent $500,000 to help legalize recreational weed in California

A newly formed committee that aims to legalize recreational marijuana use in California has raised $1.25 million to get started. Among the list of donors is Silicon Valley venture capitalist and early Facebook exec Sean Parker. He gave $500,000 to the fund, via his charitable Sean N. Show More Summary

California Stoners Against Legalization Repeat the 'A Non-Store Ounce Is Illegal' Scare

No sooner do I get the latest post up about the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA or "Sean Parker Initiative") then my Facebook lights up with a tagged post from longtime California marijuana activist Steve Kubby. THE LIE BEING...Show More Summary

Four Ways Techonomy 2015 Made News: "Why hasn't every CEO committed to making sure women and men are paid the same?"

Sean Parker being interviewed by David Kirkpatrick at Techonomy 2015. Memorable line: "I'll discourage my kids from using the products I built. By: David Kirkpatrick We're still digesting all that happened at our 2015 conference. The...Show More Summary

Push for legalizing marijuana in California gains steam after competing measures join forces

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Efforts to legalize marijuana in California got a boost this week after competing ballot measures joined forces behind the stronger of the two, backed by billionaire Sean Parker, a former president of Facebook Inc. The initiative has the support of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and...

This L.A. Agency Founded by Media Royalty Boasts an Inspiring Art Collection From Around the World

In 2011, three Hollywood media veterans joined forces to start a social agency. Disney exec Oliver Luckett, WME’s Ari Emanuel (who served as inspiration for Ari Gold in HBO’s Entourage) and Sean Parker of Napster, Spotify and Facebook founded theAudience to help Hollywood celebrities expand their reach through social media. Show More Summary

Sean Parker donates $10M for autoimmune research

"The strategic plan is to eliminate type 1 diabetes," Parker says.        

Facebook billionaire Sean Parker wants to eliminate diabetes

Napster cofounder and early Facebook investor Sean Parker has dealt with a deathly allergy to nuts, including a few close calls. But having already donated money to study allergies, Parker is turning his attention to an autoimmune disorder that's both more visible and more severe: Type 1 diabetes. Show More Summary

Former Facebook exec is latest tech luminary to give

Sean Parker donates $10 million to autoimmune research        

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Spearheads Pot Legalization Bid in California

The tech entrepreneur and investor is backing ballot language to make the sale of recreational marijuana legal in the state.

Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker backs California pot initiative

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

A coalition including former Facebook President Sean Parker on Monday proposed an initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults in California while putting a 15% tax on retail sales of pot. Parker, a billionaire philanthropist who also co-founded the file-sharing service...

Men Are Proudly Owning Their ‘Groomzilla’ Label

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

When Sean Parker spent $10 million on an allegedly Lord of the Rings–themed wedding (and then wrote some 9,000 words defending it), he earned the "groomzilla" label and was shamed for his antics. That was in 2013. But a mere two years later, it seems — at least according to this... More »

With Tony Parker in Decline, Loaded Spurs Must Find Ways to Mask New Weakness

The San Antonio Spurs don't rebuild; they reload. When age and injuries started to exact their tolls on David Robinson's body, the Spurs snagged Tim Duncan with the No. 1 pick in the 1997 NBA draft. Once Avery Johnson and Sean Elliott were gone, San Antonio imported Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili from overseas. Show More Summary

Sean Parker’s startup built interactive ballot guides to help you vote smarter

We’re less than a month away from the next opportunity for Americans to vote, and while this year’s may not be as important as the one in 2016, there’s still quite a bit to be decided. When you’re trying to vote, just how are you going to keep track of what issues are up for […]

Calif. pot battle gears back up; tech money seen taking a role

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, is reported to plan a ballot initiative.        

Pot battle gears back up in California

Among the names supporting the cause last time where tech stars such as Sean Parker.        

Sarah Jessica Parker says movie producer pressured her to stay thin by sending her a treadmill

Sarah Jessica Parker recalls the time a movie producer sent her a treadmill so she could stay in shape for the 1992 comedy "Honeymoon in Vegas." Sean Dowling (@seandowlingtv) has more.        

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