The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2014

(courtesy of New York Times)

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

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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