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Opinion A column or article in the Opinions section (in print, this is known as the Editorial Pages). As of last week, recreational marijuana is legal in California. And at about the same time legalization took effect, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared to be flirting with a federal crackdown on those states that have legalized the drug. California, of course, is not the first state to legalize the drug for recreational use, but it has generally been out in front of public policy shifts when it comes to marijuana. So now seems like a good time to look back at the state’s fascinating history with pot. Perhaps there are some lessons to be learned from that history. California was among the first Orgies, devil men and knife-wielding maniacs: A quick history of cannabis hysteria in California

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