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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2013

6. Illinois and New Hampshire Pass Medical Marijuana Bills

Twenty states now allow patients to use medical cannabis for a variety of ailments. In July, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill that creates four state-run dispensaries and lets patients possess two ounces. In August, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn did the same. A much larger state, Illinois will have 60 dispensaries. Patients can possess 2.5 ounces. Also, in May, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill that calls for the creation of "academic medical centers" to distribute marijuana. None as of yet have stepped forward.

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.