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If approved by voters, AUMA would legalize small amounts of cannabis in California for personal possession and use by adults 21 and older. Currently, the proposal’s supporters are collecting signatures to get it on the November ballot, and Parker just gave them a big boost.
Backers have given some $2.25 million in support of the proposal. Besides Parker’s million, money has been flowing in from WeedMaps and the Drug Policy Alliance, each of which gave $500,000, as well as $250,000 from Progressive Auto Insurance chairman Peter Lewis’s political action committee.
Parker has yet to say what his reasons are for putting $1 million behind the campaign, but AUMA’s backers aren’t complaining. AUMA now has more money on hand than did Proposition 19, the previous attempt to legalize cannabis in California. George Soros donated $1 million to Prop. 19 the week before it was voted on, but besides Soros, the only real funder behind the campaign was Oaksterdam University founder Richard Lee, who spent $1.9 million on it. In contrast, Oregon’s Measure 91 had almost $7 million behind it, or $5 per vote.