Ballot Measure

Legal Marijuana Qualifies for California Ballot

Californians will decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, after a measure backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Facebook investor Sean Parker gathered enough signatures to qualify for placement on the state ballot this fall.

Thousands of people take part in a march through Cape Town, calling for the South African government to legalise marijuana, on May 7, 2016

Sean Parker Backs Marijuana Legalization in California

Venture capitalist and former Facebook president Sean Parker has thrown his support behind a new ballot measure that seeks to regulate and legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in California this year.

Sean Parker (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)