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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.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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