Facebook Bigwigs: Legalize Pot!

Dustin Moskowitz, Sean Parker for it, but ads with pot leaves still banned from site
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
A worker at the San Francisco Medical Cannabis Clinic prepares packets of marijuana buds for sale.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

(Newser) – Ads with images of marijuana leaves have been banned from Facebook but two of the site's movers and shakers have made hefty donations to the same cause backed by the ads. Co-founder Dustin Moskowitz has donated $50,000 to support legalizing marijuana in California, and Sean Parker, Facebook's first president, has kicked in $100,000, according to a spokeswoman for the Proposition 19 campaign.

"It's nice that a Facebook co-founder is donating to the 'Yes on 19' campaign, but Facebook itself is still afraid of a pot leaf," said a spokesman for Just Say Now, a pro-legalization group that had its ads removed. "Facebook should drop its Reefer Madness hysteria and catch up to where its users—and even its co-founder—are, and stop censoring legalization ads," he told the Huffington Post.

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