Eight campaign committees and roughly 800 itemized contributions later, one thing is clear about the effort to pass Proposition 64, the measure on Tuesday’s ballot that would legalize recreational marijuana: Its flow of money has been really complicated.
Money has gone to, and through, eight different accounts. The most generous donor is billionaire businessman Sean Parker, who has given about $6 million directly to the main Yes on 64 campaign, $1.5 million more through other committees, and another $1.5 million to different accounts.
Another big source of money has been the Fund for Policy Reform, which has given $6.1 million to a campaign arm that in turn has given to other pro-Proposition 64 committees. Other donors have clear ties to the issue and could profit immensely from a legal marijuana marketplace.
To try to explain things, the map below connects the leading individuals, businesses, non-profits and campaign committees involved in passing Proposition 64. Click on a name to find out more about it. Zoom in and out of the map using the controls on the upper right.