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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2013

10. Activists Lead Monthly Protests at Liberty Bell

Once a month a year, Philadelphia marijuana activists congregated in Independence Park for Smoke Down Prohibition protests. What started innocuously evolved into a heavily-patrolled event resulting in numerous arrests, including organizers Chris Goldstein (right) and N.A. Poe, who paid a $805 fine earlier this month. Goldstein goes to trial in January. Expect more Smoke Downs in the New Year.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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