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I wanted to add in a few things to complement an April 15 article in the Rappahannock News about marijuana [“Marijuana will be legal in July. Now What?”]. Any serious discussion about marijuana should include some history of how it became illegal in the first place. It had always been called “cannabis” until 1930s drug czar Harry Anslinger decided the Spanish word was scarier-sounding and somehow the name stuck. A few of Anslinger’s choice quotes:

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Your article “I wouldn’t trade it for anything” [April 1] brought back fond memories of Rappahannock County in the early 1970s. Writer Ike Parrish was exactly right about Eldon Farms renting places to the counterculture types who descended on the county at that time. In 1970 my wife and I rented one of their cabins near Woodville for $25 per month (you read that right!).

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I want to thank Sheila Gresinger for recognizing the efforts of the Rappahannock County Garden Club and its “Rappahannock in Bloom” project in her recent Commentary (“How our Land is Protected,” April 8). We actually planted 850 trees in our county in 2019 and 2020 through our relationship with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) based in Fredericksburg.

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Attacks by Mary-Sherman Willis against Supervisor Ron Frazier for attending a public event in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021 are an irresponsible attempt to suppress Mr. Frazier’s U.S. Constitutional First Amendment rights of both freedom of speech and freedom of peaceable assembly to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

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