"America's newest narcotic menace, which lurks in a common roadside weed." No federal laws prohibit its use -- but this is 1934, and news archives show arrests for it covering more than a decade. So what was the basis of the arrests? (State law? Note to self: find which state laws regarding marijuana were in effect in 1920s-1930s.)

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 22 Jul 1934, Sun,
  3. Page 3

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  • — "America's newest narcotic menace, which lurks in a common roadside weed." No federal laws prohibit its use -- but this is 1934, and news archives show arrests for it covering more than a decade. So what was the basis of the arrests? (State law? Note to self: find which state laws regarding marijuana were in effect in 1920s-1930s.)

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