Anthony Martinelli

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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013


Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at

Latest posts

  1. Poll: 92% in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis — December 5, 2016
  2. Report: Beer Sales Declining in States Where Cannabis is Legal — December 5, 2016
  3. New York to Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition — December 2, 2016
  4. Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2016 — December 2, 2016
  5. Over $1.28 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in Washington State this Year — December 1, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 222 comments
  2. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 176 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

Author's posts listings

Poll: 92% in Ireland Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

When it comes to medical cannabis, virtually no one in Ireland is opposed to its legalization. According to a new poll, 92% of those in Ireland support legalizing medical cannabis; support was highest in the Munster counties, with 94% in favor of the move. In terms of gender, 93% of women support medical cannabis legalization, …

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Report: Beer Sales Declining in States Where Cannabis is Legal

Beer sales are down in states that have legalized cannabis, according to a new report from Cowen and Company. The report found that sales among some of the top beer distributors have declined significantly in Colorado, Oregon and Washington; all states where the licensed distribution of cannabis is legal. According to Vivien Azer, Cowen and …

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New York to Add Chronic Pain as Qualifying Medical Cannabis Condition

New York’s Health Department has announced that chronic pain will soon become a qualifying medical cannabis condition. Once the change takes effect chronic pain will become the most far-reaching medical cannabis condition in the state in terms of the number of people it effects. “After conducting a thorough review of the scientific literature it became …

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Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, we take a look at the year’s top 10 cannabis-related studies. It’s been a big year for cannabis science. A plethora of studies have been released demonstrating its wide medical properties. Although it was a challenge, we’ve narrowed these down to the top 10, with two honorable mentions. These include …

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Over $1.28 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in Washington State this Year

There has been nearly $1.3 billion in legal cannabis sold in Washington state so far this year. This is according to new data released by Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board. From January 1st of this year, to the end of November, there was $1,285,567,300 worth of legal cannabis sold. With a full month still remaining, …

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F.D.A. Approves New Phase 3 Studies for Ecstasy as PTSD Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has given approval to Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is the final step before the potential approval of ecstasy as a prescription drug. The move comes after several successful Phase 2 studies of ecstasy, which included 130 PTSD …

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Personal Cannabis Stash Being Cloned For Public Sale

By Ben Guarino, The Associated Press Journalist Hunter S. Thompson, who so memorably wrote about drifting through Las Vegas with a “car full of marijuana and head full of acid,” is destined for immortality of the cannabis variety. Marijuana strains, of the same stuff he enjoyed while he was alive, will be officially labeled with his …

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President Obama Says Cannabis Should be Legal and Regulated Like Cigarettes and Alcohol

For the first time since taking office President Obama has made it clear that he supports legalizing cannabis similar to how the law handles cigarettes and alcohol; allowed but regulated. The comments came as part of an interview published today by the Rolling Stones. Although Obama states that he doesn’t believe legalizing cannabis will solve …

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Former OxyContin CEO Now Running Medical Cannabis Company in Canada

The former CEO of Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is now heading one of 36 Canadian companies authorized to grow and sell medical cannabis through the mail. John Stewart is the co-founder of Emblem, which is legally licensed by the Canadian government to grow and sell cannabis for medical purposes. According to Stewart, his …

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Cannabinoids Can Enhance Cartilage Repair, Finds New Study

Cannabinoids enhance tissue engineering strategies aimed at cartilage repair through a dual function approach, according to a new study published in the journal Pharmaceuticals. The study was published online by the National Institute of Health. “This review discusses the role of the cannabinoid system in cartilage tissue and endeavors to establish if targeting the cannabinoid …

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