This is an ambitious undertaking for the Oakland Museum of California, but it comes at the right time and in the right place.

The marijuana expert was in.

Dale Gieringer, 70, a coauthor of California’s 20-year-old medical marijuana law, was taking questions at a metal desk plopped down in the middle of an unusual new museum exhibit, “Altered State: Marijuana in California.”

A neatly dressed 77-year-old woman from Walnut Creek took a seat next to him. She seemed hesitant, but determined. Her husband hovered behind her.

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Robin Abcarian ~ Los Angeles Times ~

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