B.C. man puts lottery win towards fight to legalize cannabis

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Robert Erb

Pot activist Robert Erb, 60, says he will use his lottery winnings to help support the legalization of marijuana in B.C. November 10, 2012. (CTV)

A British Columbia pot activist is putting his money where his mouth is — literally — by putting up his lottery winnings in the fight to legalize marijuana in the province.

Bob Erb won a $25-million jackpot in November and, at the time, pledged to use some of his new-found wealth to support  cannabis decriminalization efforts.

Now, the 60-year-old has followed through on his promise, pledging up to $500,000 to match donations made to Sensible B.C. over the coming months.

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Pot activist Robert Erb, 60, says he will use his lottery winnings to help support the legalization of marijuana in B.C. November 10, 2012. (CTV)

“The biggest social injustice I’ve seen in all my entire lifetime is the criminalization and prohibition of marijuana,” Erb told CTV British Columbia on Friday.

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