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Whether you support it or not, 2014 was undoubtedly the biggest year for cannabis in history. With the first legally sanctioned sales of marijuana for recreational use kicking the year off the year, the chain reaction of events following were of heavy notice. Check out some of the more notable highlights here.

 Why 2014 Was the Year of Cannabis

Why 2014 Was the Year of Cannabis

By The Stoner's Cookbook

In honour of the first legally sanctioned sales of cannabis for recreational use in modern history, we have rounded up some of the most significant moments for cannabis in 2014.

  • Oklahoma and Nebraska Sue Colorado (December 18)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Supreme Court is summoned to resolve the issue that Colorado’s law unconstitutionally circumvents federal statutes and interferes with their ability to uphold their own state laws.

  • Legal Sales Begin in Colorado (January 1)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The year began with an historic moment: the first legally sanctioned purchase of recreational cannabis in modern history. Buyers lined up at dispensaries throughout Colorado to take part.

  • Utah's Medical Cannabis Law Passes (March 25)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    This was large in scope because the law is a sign that medical cannabis is no longer as politically toxic as it once was among conservatives in the United States.

  • D.C. Decriminalizes (March 31)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed a bill that decriminalized the possession of marijuana in the district and imposed a $25 fine, which is among the lowest in the country.

  • Legal Sales Commence in Washington (July 8)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Washington became the second state to legalize, with sales commencing six months after they began in Colorado. A truly huge notion that the swing had fully begun.

  • Two More States & D.C. Vote to Legalize (Nov. 4)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Voters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize cannabis within their borders, astoundingly doubling the number of states where approved legalization.

  • Congress Blocks D.C. Legalization (December 13)

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Acting in favour of taxpayers, congress blocks the D.C. legalization, though city officials appear to be preparing for a showdown over legalization in the near future.

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