5. New York Times Sides with Legalization; Columnist Maureen Dowd Ignites Edibles Furor
In July, the Old Grey Lady went green, calling on the federal government to repeal the country's 77-year ban on marijuana. Just a month earlier, columnist Maureen Dowd revealed she'd gotten too high on a cannabis-infused chocolate during a recent visit to Colorado. "As my paranoia deepened, I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me," Dowd wrote, setting off a wave of late-night jokes and industry patter. But it did lead to improving dosage information on edible products.