Politics & Government

Sex toy entrepreneur finances California marijuana push

A new campaign committee supporting California's initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use is being backed by a wealthy entrepreneur in other forms of recreation - sex toys and porn.

Philip D. Harvey has donated $100,000 to the Drug Policy Action Committee to Tax and Regulate Marijuana. The committee is backing Proposition 19, the November ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for adults over 21, allow small residential cultivation and permit local governments to tax and regulate pot sales.

Harvey, so far the only listed donor to the committee, is president of Adam & Eve, a North Carolina mail order and retail firm that has been billed as America's largest provider of sexual products and adult films.

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