Peter Lewis, Billionaire Marijuana Reform Advocate, Passes Away at 80

By: Monday November 25, 2013 2:00 pm

This is a sad day for the marijuana reform community. Peter Lewis, the billionaire chairman of Progressive Insurance died at his home in Florida on Saturday. He was 80. Lewis was a successful businessman, philanthropist and was very politically engaged.

For decades Lewis was also one of the most prominent advocates for marijuana reform. He was personally helped by the medical use of cannabis.

 

Washington Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiative Gets Boost from Big Donors

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 5:02 pm

A ballot initiative in Washington State to legalize and regulate marijuana just got a big boost. New Approach Washington, the campaign that has been working to get enough signatures to get the initiative, I-502, on the ballot recently received two significant donations.

Soros, Lewis, Other Big Donors Abandon Democrats for Progressives and Weed

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 11:45 am

Privately, the closed wallets of Democratic billionaires like George Soros and Peter Lewis is all that the poobahs of the DC fundraising world have been talking about for weeks.

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