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1. Los Angeles attorney Hanna Liebman Dershowitz, a Proposition 19 legal subcommittee member opines in the Los Angeles Times that federal-state law inconsistency shouldn’t stop Californians from legalizing cannabis, because states often lead the way in repealing unjust policy.“The law is the law. If we unquestioningly accepted that maxim, imagine where we would be today. Jim Crow would be alive and well, rivers and skies would be polluted, and women wouldn’t be allowed to vote. … During alcohol prohibition (1920-33), commerce in alcoholic beverages was prohibited not only by federal law (the Volstead Act) but by the laws of most states. In 1923, New York repealed its state prohibition laws, leaving enforcement, for the remaining 10 years, entirely to the feds. California voters overwhelmingly did the same thing in 1932, one year before national prohibition was repealed.” [via DPFA]

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