Anthony Martinelli

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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013


Latest posts

  1. 12 States Smoking the Most Cannabis — June 24, 2016
  2. Ruling Forces County to Give Employee Fired for Cannabis his Job Back, Pay $21,000 in Back Pay — June 23, 2016
  3. Michigan’s Drug-Testing Welfare Program has Yielded Zero Positive Results so far — June 23, 2016
  4. Oregon Garners $15 Million in Cannabis Taxes in First Five Months of 2016 — June 23, 2016
  5. Iowa Democratic Party Makes Legalizing All Drugs an Official Party Platform — June 23, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 213 comments
  2. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 162 comments
  3. Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State — 140 comments
  4. Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights — 93 comments
  5. Washington Bill to Shutdown Dispensaries Passes House Committee — 92 comments

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12 States Smoking the Most Cannabis

By Samuel Stebbins and Thomas C. Frohlich, 12. California > Pct. using marijuana in past year: 14.9% > Total users: 4,633,000 (the highest) > Pct. using illicit drugs other than marijuana in past month: 4.2% (3rd highest) > Max. fine for possession: $500 Nearly 15% of California residents 12 years and older said they …

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Ruling Forces County to Give Employee Fired for Cannabis his Job Back, Pay $21,000 in Back Pay

Michael Hirsch, a 60-year-old prostate cancer survivor who has spent years working as a programmer and systems analyst with Lane County, Oregon, was fired in December after two human resource employees reported that they smelt cannabis on him, and he subsequently failed a drug test. Now, Arbitrator Jeffrey Jacobs has ruled that the country must …

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Michigan’s Drug-Testing Welfare Program has Yielded Zero Positive Results so far

By Ryan Felton, Not a single welfare recipient or applicant has tested positive for banned drugs in a Michigan pilot program, part of the growing practice of screening beneficiaries of government assistance for drug abuse. The program, which ends on 30 September, may face renewed scrutiny in the wake of Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore’s …

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Oregon Garners $15 Million in Cannabis Taxes in First Five Months of 2016

Legal cannabis sales in Oregon have netted the state roughly $15 million in taxes in the first five months of the year (from January 1st to May 30th). This is according to data released by the Oregon Department of Revenue. Although the number pales in comparison to the $50 million in taxes Colorado has gained …

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Iowa Democratic Party Makes Legalizing All Drugs an Official Party Platform

In a surprise move, the Iowa Democratic Party at their annual convention on Sunday voted to make legalizing all drugs an official party platform, indicating that they support and will work towards it. In total, the Iowa Democrats adopted 563 official party planks, with “legalizing all drugs” being #293. Although elected Democrats are free to …

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Signatures Submitted on Massachusetts Legalization Initiative, Likely to be on November Ballot

According to Jim Borghesani, spokesman for the Massachusetts Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the group has submitted more than twice the amount of signatures required to put their cannabis legalization initiative on this November’s ballot. In total, the group was required to submit roughly 10,000 signatures by this evening in order to qualify their …

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New Orleans Cannabis Decrim Bill Now in Effect

Ordinance #31,148, a proposal to establish a ticket for the possession of small amounts of cannabis, took full effect today in New Orleans. Under the new law- signed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu in March – if someone is caught possessing up to 14 grams of cannabis, law enforcement now has the option of issuing them …

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Study: Cannabinoids Reverse the Effects of Stress on Neurocognitive Performance

A new study published in the July, 2016 issue of the journal Learning & Memory, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids reverse the effects of stress on neurocognitive performance in young adults. “Early life stress (ES) significantly increases predisposition to psychopathologies [mental illness or mental distress]”, states …

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AR: Enough Signatures Submitted to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization on November Ballot

Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a group working to place an initiative to legalize medical cannabis on this November’s ballot in Arkansas, has announced that they’ve submitted over 110,000 signatures to do just that. This is well more than the 67,887 required to put the measure to a vote, though it won’t be officially place on …

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How To Grow Just One Marijuana Plant At Home

By Robert Bergman, If you are thinking about growing marijuana yourself, you are likely unsure or indecisive about how to begin. The first step, of course, is deciding what kind of setup you prefer. Are you going to grow outdoors or indoors? Will you grow just one plant or many? What strain should you …

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California Democratic Party Endorses Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

Today, the campaign in support of the California Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), a cannabis legalization initiative that will appear on the November 2016 statewide ballot, announced that it has received the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party. This is the first time the California Democrats have endorsed a citizens initiative to legalize …

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Rhode Island Legislature Passes Proposal to Make PTSD a Medical Cannabis Condition

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would be added as a qualifying medical cannabis condition in Rhode Island under a proposal approved by the state’s full legislature. The vote in the Senate was unanimous, and the vote in the House of Representatives was 67 to 1. It now goes to Governor Gina Raimondo for consideration. If …

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DEA Attorney: Cannabis to be Rescheduled on August 1st

According to the Santa Monica Observer, on August 1st the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will reschedule cannabis from a schedule 1 controlled substance, to a schedule 2 controlled substance, allowing it to be used and researched for medical purposes. According to the Observer, a DEA attorney who wishes to remain anonymous made it clear that …

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New York Assembly Passes Bill to Seal Records for Cannabis Misdemeanor Convictions

New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Chair of the Governmental Operations Committee Crystal Peoples-Stokes yesterday announced the passage of legislation that would permit the permanent sealing of certain cannabis convictions in an effort to curb the long lasting effects of criminal records. Currently, an individual charged with possession of 25 grams of cannabis or …

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New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill to Add PTSD as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

New Jersey’s full Assembly has voted 55 to 14 to pass legislation that would add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. Assembly Bill 457 now heads towards a vote in the Senate, where its passage will send it to Governor Chris Christie for consideration. If passed into law, AB 457 …

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