About Us

We are a website designed to inform individuals on current cannabis news and issues, as well as inspire individuals to get involved in cannabis law reform.


Site Founders, Authors and Editors:


Anthony Martinelli: In addition to being a dedicated cannabis activist, Anthony has worked closely with several elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the 2012 Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. Anthony is also a content contributor for the magazine the Northwest Leaf, and is a freelance writer for Voice Media.

Cydney Moore: Among serving as a Steering Committee member for the non-profit, pro-legalization group Sensible Washington, Cydney has worked alongside, making lasting contributions to, multiple respected organizations including the Cannabis Freedom March.


Logo design:


Chris McManus: Fellow activist and media/tech entrepreneur.



To get in contact with us, please e-mail TheJointBlog@thejointblog.com.


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  1. Neal Smith

    My name is Neal Smith and I’m Chairman of Indiana NORML. This reply is to your post summing up the reform possibilities in each state. I would like to update you on what’s going on with reform in Indiana. State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) has introduced S.B. 0580. This bill would decriminalize two ounces to a $500 fine. The bill would also relegalize industrial Hemp. It has been sent to the Corrections and Criminal Law committee. Chairman Michael Young has not set the bill for a committee hearing, saying he is still “Evaluating” it. We have information about contacting Senator Young at http://www.inorml.com. You can read the bill at http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2013/IN/IN0580.1.html There is also S.B. 196 that would reduce the Habitual Offender status in Marijuana cases. You can read that bill here: http://www.in.gov/apps/lsa/session/billwatch/billinfo?year=2013&session=1&request=getBill&doctype=SB&docno=0196

    1. TheJointBlog

      Thank you Neal! We’ve included your update in the article.

  2. francine

    Looking to get involved in Cannabis Industry, I’m moving from Colorado to New Hope PA. I’ve been involved in the industry here. Everything from General Manager of A MIP, to Overseeing Post Production Operations of
    4 Grow / Warehouses, everything from Harvest through Curing and Packaging.
    I’m willing to relocate.
    Any suggestions how to go about this.

  3. stuart mark berlin m.d.

    I own a U.S. patent for the diagnostic use of apocrine sweat. I did a study with Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly that documented that apocrine sweat concentrates delta nine THC many times higher than blood and also goes down rapidly. This means that there can be a non-invasive screening test for acute marijuana intoxication that would distinguish between someone currently high and someone high two to three hours ago. This test would help extend legalization of marijuana to the entire country as it would answer the fears of police and employers. There is no current test that can make such a distinction other than a blood test. The paper was blocked from publication for political reasons. I think that only the cannabis community will be interested in licensing my patent and making this test available, understanding how it will put marijuana on the same legal level as alcohol. We all know that marijuana is a much better drug, causes much less harm to society and the situation of alcohol being legal and marijuana illegal is insanity. http://heroinhersservice.blogspot.com .

  4. eleanor

    I am wanting to gather signatures for medical marijuana leglization in Florida. My brother died of Cancer at the age of 42 and I truly believe this is what kept him alive as long as he could to keep weight on. Please tell me what I can do to collect signatures. I already have voting registration forms and do fundraisers for different organizations, and will work hard to get this done in the next month, or so if it is not too late. I do not know exectly what information I need other than they need to be registered to vote of course. Is there a format (forms) that is needed and who do I collect them for and how do I turn them in. My name is Eleanor of Pasco County 727-484-5071, I know time is short, please forward this to the right person if this is not. Thank you.

    1. Mary Hess

      I’d like to see it legal here in Florida, period. The health benefits alone are just to great for anyone to not to legalize it. The money that Floridians can benefit from are astronomical, it is cost effective to legalize it period. Mary

  5. Kushington Budz III

    Thanks for the update Neal Smith this information is great.

  6. bob meyer

    I thought you might have an interest in looking at Mentor Capital, Inc. (MNTR), a public company that is working to make an evolving investment of $140 Million into the Medical Marijuana space. Mentor already has the approved capital structure and approximately 1,000 accredited shareholders / investors to start to raise the $140 MM in funds from the public market while it signs up “Leading Cannabis Brands” that will receive the funds.

    As a recent cancer patient (Mentor has shifted from cancer only to cannabis vs. cancer, other MMJ and even adult use) I am very much a fan of using MMJ in conjunction with cancer treatments and am as supportive and involved with the company as I can be.

    The CEO of MNTR is Chester Billingsley, (West Point, Harvard, GE, Silicon Valley – now on the founding Board of the Nevada Cannabis Industry Association). The newly cannabis directed website http://www.MentorCapital.com lists Mr. Billingsley’s phone as (760) 788 – 4700.


    Bob Meyer, President
    Meyer Marketing

  7. Dr Damiel Miffoletto ND

    I am a naturapath,lived in Seattle, ran the Herbal Alternatives.
    If you need any help in your states,I have a background natural medicine,political science, and media.
    Whatever I can do to help the most oppresses majority, I will do.

  8. scott steven

    we are going to start a seminar company which will come to you as it gets legal. We have years of growing, dry and curing, edible making, oil extractions, tincture production, pain killing salves, butter infusing (we don’t use plant material), and Phoenix tears cure for cancer. Our pain killing salve is instant pain relief.

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