Paul Buchheit of Friendfeed, Gmail and now Facebook has joined up with Facebook's Dustin Moskovitz and Sean Parker in the campaign to legalize pot in California. The cause's Facebook group has more than 19,000 supporters ready to say "Yes on Prop 19."
Enthusiasts anticipate that legalizing marijuana will solve the state's financial troubles and end the Mexican drug war. Parker and Moskovitz have already contributed $170,000 towards legalizing pot in California. How far will this trio's influence (given its social media high standing) spread, with just one week before the vote?
Legalizing Pot in California is Backed by Facebook Employees
1. Social Media Advocacy - The use of social media platforms, like Facebook, for promoting and supporting causes such as the legalization of marijuana.
2. Legalization Movement - The growing movement to legalize marijuana and its potential impact on various aspects, including finance and drug-related violence.
3. Influence of Tech Innovators - The significant influence that tech innovators, such as Paul Buchheit, Dustin Moskovitz, and Sean Parker, can have on social and political discussions through their social media platforms.
1. Cannabis Industry - The industry that involves the production, distribution, and sale of marijuana and related products, which would be directly affected by the legalization of pot in California.
2. Social Media Industry - The industry focused on providing platforms and services for social media, which would benefit from increased usage and engagement around social issues.
3. Political Lobbying Industry - The industry involved in advocacy and influencing political decisions, which would see opportunities to leverage the power of social media and tech innovators to support campaigns and causes.