The Highs and Lows of the Highest Year Ever

December 12, 2014 11:02 AM

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THIS IS TRUE: Weed has never been legal-er in America. This is almost true: 2014 was the year our entire culture got high. It was everyone's favorite topic—on stoner comedies like Broad City, on weed docu-shows like Pot Cops, in movies like Inherent Vice. And it was everyone's favorite prop—see Sarah Silverman brandishing a vape pen on live TV, or Hillary Clinton giggling over pot-leaf latte art. Weed infused the culture and made this the trippiest, blazed-est, most munchy year in memory. So here's to 2014, re-hashed...

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