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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2014

Measure 91 supporters rejoice when they learn Oregon had voted in favor of legalizing marijuana.

1. Oregon, Alaska and Washington, DC Legalize It!

This year proved that marijuana legalization wasn't a fluke. Joining Colorado and Washington, Oregon and Alaska became the third and fourth states to pass ballot initiatives that direct the government to stop arresting users in possession of personal amounts and to create a commercial, regulated and taxed market for the sale of cannabis products. In addition, Washington, DC became the largest U.S. city to also legalize it, though Congress is hoping to block it. We'll see how that plays out in 2015. Most likely it will take until 2016 for more states to climb aboard the legalization train. Toot too!

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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