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The Week in CelebStoner News: Aug. 26-Sept. 1

• The Department of Justice issued a memo that set new standards for marijuana prosecutions in states where pot is legal for recreational or medical use or both, essentially opening the door for regulation in Colorado, Washington and other states that vote to legalize it.

• Top CelebStoner Miley Cyrus's sexy dance routine with Robin Thicke on the VMAs was clearly the pop culture story of the week.

• Mayors for Marijuana: Newark's Cory Booker, who's running for the U.S. Senate, called for decriminalization, and Toronto's Rob Ford admitted he has smoked marijuana in the past ("a lot of it').

• Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for marijuana possession for the third time this year, tying a record set by Snoop Dogg and Wacka Flocka Flame.

• Missouri Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, who has proposed decriminalizing marijuana in his state, was arrested for pot during a Boone County traffic stop.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.