'Legalize It' Peter Tosh's family says it's in favor of Calif. Prop 19
On the heels of George Soros and George Zimmer voicing their support for marijuana legislation, a much more logical endorsement has kicked off an advertising campaign: the Peter Tosh estate.
It's no small leap to take: The reggae singer wrote the veritable anthem for the movement "Legalize It" in 1976. Now, 34 years later, his family has used the song in a commercial to call for support for the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, or Prop 19.
An announcement reads, "They do this in the name of Peter Tosh, his music, and their strong belief in the power of 'Yes' on California's Proposition 19."
The former Wailer passed away in 1987. His son Dave Tosh recorded the advertisement, saying, "Peter Tosh has been a lifelong advocate for the legalization of marijuana.... On November 2. California can help make this dream a reality."
Opponents to the ballot measure see the new support as a response to the drop in polls for support of the measure, though a completely unscientific poll of 439 Post readers voted overwhelmingly in support of legalizing it.
| October 29, 2010; 5:17 PM ET
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