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Facebook Founders Donate $170K for Marijuana Bill

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The ethics and legality might be hazy for some California residents -- as well as Facebook photo guidelines -- but two minds behind the largest social network are putting their financial might behind a bill to decriminalize marijuana.

Facebook co-founders Sean Parker and Dustin Moskovitz have collectively donated $170,000 in a support for California's Prop 19. Moskovitz originally donated $70,000, only to be shown up by Parker with a cool $100,000.

For citizens over 21 years of age, Prop 19 would allow private cultivation for personal use and allow possession up to an ounce to be consumed at home or licensed establishments.

"More than any other initiative out there, Prop 19 will stabilize our national security and bolster our state economy. It will alleviate unnecessary overcrowding of non-violent offenders in our state jails, which in turn will help California residents," Moskovitz told Forbes.

Although the dual-donation serves as one of the larger lump sums to back the weed bill, it's stems and seeds compared to medical marijuana entrepreneur Richard Lee's bid of $1.5 million.

For the supporters' sake, let's hope their backing doesn't go up in smoke.
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