Who supports marijuana legalization?

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The Brief
Earlier this summer, The New York Times editorial staff came out for federal marijuana legalization, and ever since, we haven’t been able to get cannabis off the brain (metaphorically speaking). Curious about which other major players were of the same mindset, we mined our 3.5 million profiles to get more information on the people behind the Marijuana Majority. The results, spanning sectors, industries and political parties, were interesting to say the least. Just take a look for yourself.

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The Marijuana Majority (not comprehensive)

Marion Gordon Robertson, Founder, The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. 
Alan J. Brochstein, Senior Analyst, Management CV, Inc. 
Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor NY
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. 
Barry Michael Friedman, CEO, Agritek Holdings, Inc. 
Bill Gates, Co-Founder, Microsoft Corp. 
Bill Maher, Host, Real Time with Bill Maher at Home Box Office Inc. 
Bratt Pitt, Co-Founder, Not On Our Watch, Inc. 
Charles E. Schumer, Senator NY
Cory A. Booker, Senator NJ 
Craig D. Schneider, Director, CEO & President, Cannabis Technologies, Inc. 
Dan Rather, Professional, AXS TV 
David H. Koch, CEO, Koch Chemical Technology Group LLC 
Derek PetersonPresident & CEO, Terra Tech Corp. 
Elizabeth Warren, Senator MA
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor CA
Genifer Murray, President, CannLabs, Inc. 
Glenn Beck, Founder, Mercury Radio Arts, Inc. 
Hugh Marston Hefner, Founder at Playboy Enterprises, Inc. 
Isaac Dietrich, Chairman & CEO, MassRoots, Inc.
Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr., Former Governor of UT
Jon Stewart, Host & Executive Producer, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Juan Manuel Santos, President Colombia
Justin Hartfield, Founder, WeedMaps LLC  
Larry King, Founder, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation 
Matt Taibbi, Professional,First Look Media, Inc. 
Mehmet C. Oz, Co-Founder, Sharecare, Inc. 
Michael R. Bloomberg, Co-Founder, Building Americas Future Educational Fund 
Michael Withrow, CEO & President, Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. 
Paul Sorkin, COO, General Counsel & Head-Investor Relations, Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Piers Morgan, Host-Piers Morgan Tonight, CNN 
Rahm Israel Emanuel, Mayor Chicago 
Rhonda Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers 
Richard A. Posner, Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 
Richard C. N. Branson, CEO, Virgin Vacations 
Rick Perry, Governor TX
Robert B. Reich, Chancellor’s Professor, UC -Berkeley
Roberto Lopesino Seidita, VP-Business Development, Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc. 
Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent-Health, Medical & Wellness Unit, CNN
Sean Campbell, CEO, Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.
Sean N. Parker, Co-Founder, Airtime.com
Steny Hamilton Hoyer, Minority Whip  
Vicente Fox, Former President Mexico 
William Chaaban, President & CEO, Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc.


How well-connected are they?

RelSci has profiled more than 3.5 million influential decision makers. The numbers below show the amount of people these people know within that curated group.
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Which industries do they work in?

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How many corporate boards have they been involved with?

Includes prior and current board memberships.
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How many nonprofit boards have they been involved with?

Includes prior and current board memberships.
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Which industries are their corporate boards a part of? (%)

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Which causes are their nonprofit boards a part of? (%)

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Which causes do they support the most? (%)

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Which political party do they support the most? ($)

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Methodology
Relsci has profiled more than three million influential decision makers and the organizations with which they are involved. The platform assesses the likelihood of a relationship between these influencers through proprietary algorithms that take into account qualitative and quantitative factors such as employment history, title, nonprofit involvement, organization size, industry, etc. We then used these mapped connections to determine the relationships and involvement of these owners.

About RelSci
RelSci is a technology solutions company that helps create competitive advantage for organizations through a crucial yet vastly underutilized asset: relationship capital with influential decision makers. 

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