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Melissa Etheridge, Danny Glover & Others Speak in Suppor of Legalizing Marijuana

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Actor Danny Glover, left, singer Melissa Etheridge, center, and actor/comedian Hal Sparks take part in a news conference in support of California's Proposition 19 to regulate, control and tax marijuana (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Well, the word "bud" is in Buddha. Today, organizers of Saturday's first-ever Buddhafest held a press conference in which celebrities and other big names spoke in favor of Proposition 19, the November 2nd ballot measure to legalize marijuana.

“I don’t want to look like a criminal to my children anymore," said singer Melissa Etheridge, who has used medical marijuana while recovering from breast cancer, according to the LA Times. "I want them to know this is a choice that you make as a responsible adult.”

Etheridge was joined by numerous well-known names at Ivan Kane's Cafe Wa s in Hollywood, including actor Danny Glover, actor/comedian Hal Sparks, former Governor of New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, former LAPD Deputy Chief Steve Downing and Buddhafest organizer and longtime activist Brian Roberts and marijuana legalization advocate, Sarah Lovering from the Marijuana Policy Project. The press