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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013


Latest posts

  1. Chile to Allow Distribution of Medical Cannabis through Pharmacies — October 12, 2015
  2.’s Weekly Cannabis Podcast – October 11th, 2015 — October 11, 2015
  3. Colorado: Over $100 Million in Legal Cannabis Sold in August, Over $13 Million in Taxes Garnered — October 11, 2015
  4. Study: You Can Test Positive for Cannabis on a Hair Test Despite Having Never Used it — October 11, 2015
  5. Over $11 Million in Cannabis Sold During First 5 Days of Legal Sales in Oregon — October 10, 2015

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  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 204 comments
  2. Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State — 140 comments
  3. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 120 comments
  4. Washington Bill to Shutdown Dispensaries Passes House Committee — 92 comments
  5. Washington Governor Signs Bill to Close Dispensaries, Reduce Patients’ Rights — 92 comments

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Chile to Allow Distribution of Medical Cannabis through Pharmacies

Chile’s Vice Minister of Health Jamie Burrows has announced that the nation will soon modify its laws to explicitly allow for the sale of medical cannabis through pharmacies. The new law, according to Burrows, will allow those who receive a prescription for cannabis from a physician to purchase the medicine through authorized pharmacies which would …

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Welcome to’s Weekly Cannabis Podcast! Today’s episode features an interview with Karen Paull, who has directed, produced, written and starred in over 30 plays and musicals, and Wendy Robbins, co-inventor of The Tingler head massager who is also an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Together, the two run The Marijuana Show, the first-ever reality …

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Colorado: Over $100 Million in Legal Cannabis Sold in August, Over $13 Million in Taxes Garnered

For the first time, there was over $100 million in legal cannabis sold in just one month in Colorado, with $100.6 million sold in August. In August, there was $59.2 million in recreational cannabis sold, and $41.4 million in medical cannabis sold, according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. These sales resulted …

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Study: You Can Test Positive for Cannabis on a Hair Test Despite Having Never Used it

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that hair drug tests for cannabis are entirely inaccurate, as it’s possible for someone to test positive for the substance despite having never consumed it. The study has huge implications, given that; “Hair analysis …

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Over $11 Million in Cannabis Sold During First 5 Days of Legal Sales in Oregon

There was over $11 million in cannabis sold during Oregon’s first 5 days of legal sales, far surpassing the initial sales for Washington and Colorado, the other two states where cannabis distribution is legal. According to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association, there was $3.5 million in cannabis sold on October 1st, the first day …

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A Breakdown of Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

By Tom Angell, The 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana. Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption. This post will be updated as candidates continue to address the …

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Poll: 87% of Florida Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 51% Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll has found that a drastic majority of Florida voters support legalizing cannabis for medical purposes, while also finding a majority of voters to be in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. According to the poll released Thursday, a whopping 87% of registered Florida voters support legalizing medical cannabis, with …

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Early Voting Underway for Ohio Legalization Initiative, New Poll Shows Support at 53%

A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that in the midst of early voting taking place in Ohio, 53% of voters in the state are in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. The poll is good news for advocates of Issue 3, a proposal put forth by ResponsibleOhio which would legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and …

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Massachusetts: 50,000 Signatures Collected on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Less than 3 Weeks

Less than three weeks after launching their signature drive, the Massachusetts Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has announced that they’ve already collected 50,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize cannabis, over 70% of the 65,000 signatures required to put it to a vote. Although 65,000 signatures are required, the group is aiming for 100,000 …

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Illinois Panel Approves Medical Cannabis Use for Eight New Conditions

By Associated Press An advisory board voted Wednesday to add eight health conditions — including chronic pain syndrome, autism, osteoarthritis and post-traumatic stress disorder — to the list of illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana in Illinois. The state’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board had expressed frustration last month when Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration …

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Michigan House Approves Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and Edibles

With a 95 to 11 vote, Michigan’s full House of Representatives gave approval today to a trio of bills that would establish a system of medical cannabis dispensaries and cultivation centers, while also legalizing the use and distribution of cannabis edibles such as brownies and tinctures. House Bills 4209, 4210 and 4827 would legalize the …

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6,000 Federal Drug Offenders to be Released Early on November 1st

By Drug Policy Alliance Starting November 1, 6,000 federal prisoners are to be released from federal prison, a move that is the result of changes made by the U.S. Sentencing Commission last year that lowered federal sentencing guidelines for people convicted under draconian drug war-era laws. “It warms my heart to hear that 6,000 people …

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Pennsylvania Committee Unanimously Approves Hemp Legalization Bill

Pennsylvania’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has given unanimously approval to House Bill 967, a proposal to allow for the production and cultivation of industrial hemp. The measure, sponsored by Republican State Representative Russ Diamond, would create a pilot program for industrial hemp research which would be conducted by university researchers and the state’s Department …

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Here Comes the Big One: ReformCA Files its California Cannabis Legalization Initiative

By Phillip Smith, SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, also known as ReformCA, has filed a draft marijuana legalization initiative with state officials, the group announced Sunday. The long-anticipated move means the campaign best-placed to bring legalization to the Golden State can finally get underway. The Control, Regulate and Tax Cannabis Act …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Clears North Carolina Senate, Heads to Governor

North Carolina’s full Senate – with an 101 to 7 vote – has given approval to an amended version of Senate Bill 313, which allows industrial hemp to be cultivated in the state for the first time in decades. Having already passed the House of Representatives, it now heads to Governor Pat McCrory for consideration. …

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