It's easy to imagine a group of California Democrats sitting in a circle passing around a marijuana cigarette when one of them pipes up with the idea of California seceding from the United States. "Yeah, man!" "Right on!" "Hey, don't Bogart that joint."
The marijuana referendum passed in California. And that puts them at odds with federal law which still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug. But that's not why some want the state to secede. It's because they don't like the new president elect, Donald Trump. That's not exactly a new phenomenon -- remember that Jesusland map they circulated when George W. Bush was elected.
Secession is a cute idea, but it's an empty threat. If only California would secede. It's doubtful the rest of the nation would miss it, and besides, there's already a stream of immigrants coming out of California now, so many of the red states have California coming to them. Red state residents pray the new folks don't bring their California politics with them.
Californians seem to favor Canada as a country model. But they should probably be looking South. One has to wonder how long it would be before Mexico annexed California. It's doubtful California would put up much of a fight, but it's amusing to imagine an armed invasion while Californians patiently waited for government approval to buy ammo.