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Team Trump tries to push back the clock against legal pot

An ill-advised order by Attorney General Jeff Sessions' makes federal marijuana prosecutions easier in states that have legalized it. It reminds me of H.L. Mencken's famous definition of Puritanism: "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."

What other reason could President Donald Trump's attorney general have for interrupting the orderly process undertaken by various states over the past two decades to decide marijuana laws for themselves?

Marijuana already was illegal

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