New Year's Day ushered in a new era in Denver and other Colorado cities where legal sales of recreational marijuana commenced Wednesday morning at 37 stores around the state.
A total of 44 celebrities - including Amanda Bynes, Heidi Fleiss (twice), Craig Robinson, DMX, 2 Chainz (three times!) and three politicians - were arrested for marijuana or other drugs in 2013.
Going on our eighth year, CelebStoner is one of the oldest marijuana blogs. When I started it, our only competition was High Times and Cannabis Culture. Now there are dozens of pot blogs, making it a very crowded field.
The word "legalization" was front and center in the minds of marijuana activists and lawmakers this year. Uruguay and Portland, Maine both legalized it, and Colorado and Washington prepared for regulated recreational sales in 2014.
The controversial singer toked and twerked her way to the top in 2013. Love her or hate her, she couldn't be ignored. Miley Cyrus is our Top CelebStoner of the Year.
It was a big year on the Doob Tube. "Breaking Bad" and "Eastbound & Down" ended their runs, Wilfred kept hitting the bong, and Dr, Sanjay Gupta admitted he was wrong about pot.
One hundred pot shops catering to recreational users are set to open in Denver on and around Jan. 1. Another 36 will be located around the state. In addition, 212 licenses have been granted for cultivation, product and testing facilities.
Despite protestations from the U.N., Uruguay Pres. Jose Mujica signed into law legislation that allows the South American country to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana on Monday.