Anthony Martinelli

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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013


Latest posts

  1. New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis — February 10, 2016
  2. Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced in Australia, Will Become Law — February 10, 2016
  3. Roughly $1 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in Colorado in 2015, Over $135 Million in Taxes and Fees Garnered — February 10, 2016
  4. Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary — February 9, 2016
  5. South Dakota’s Full House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp — February 9, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 208 comments
  2. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 149 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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New Mexico Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

A proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older has been passed by the New Mexico’s Senate Rules Committee. The vote on Senate Joint Resolution 5 was 6 to 4. Although the committee was initially locked in a 5 to 5 vote that was along party lines, with Democrats in support, Republican Senator …

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced in Australia, Will Become Law

The Turnbull Government today will introduce landmark legislation providing the “missing piece” for Australian patients and their doctors to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions, according to a press release from the Australian Department of Health. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today …

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Roughly $1 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in Colorado in 2015, Over $135 Million in Taxes and Fees Garnered

There was roughly $1 billion in legal cannabis sold in Colorado in 2015, by far breaking the record set in the previous year (which was $894 million). This is according to new data released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. According to the data, there was exactly $996,184.788 in legal cannabis sold in 2015, which …

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Bernie Sanders Wins New Hampshire Primary

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic primary in New Hampshire, beating rival Hillary Clinton by double digits (60% to 38%), according to the Associated Press. The win comes a week after Sanders narrowly lost to Clinton in Iowa (49.6% to 49.8%), and just days after new polling found the two to be tied …

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South Dakota’s Full House of Representatives Votes to Legalize Hemp

With a 57 to 11 vote, South Dakota’s full House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would explicitly legalize the cultivation, production and distribution of industrial hemp. House Bill 1054, which is sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 40 state legislators, now heads to the state’s Senate for consideration, where its passage will …

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis being Filed in Rhode Island’s House and Senate this Week

Legislation to legalize recreational cannabis will be filed this week in the Rhode Island Legislature according to State Representative Scott Slater (D-Providence), who will file the bill in the House of Representatives, and Senator Joshua Miller (D-Cranston), who will introduce the Senate version of the bill. The proposals would legalize the possession of up to …

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Woody Harrelson and Tetris Producer Henk Rogers Apply for Dispensary Licenses in Hawaii

Actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers, Zombieland) is one of 66 applicants attempting to receive a license from the Hawaii Department of Health to legally operate medical cannabis cultivation centers and dispensaries in the state. Henk Rogers, famous for distributing the video game Tetris as founder of The Tetris Company, is also one of the applicants. In …

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Sanders and Clinton in Statistical Tie in New National Poll, Sanders Best Chance Against Republicans

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Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in a statistical tie nationwide according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. The poll is huge news for Sanders and his supporters, as the same poll had him trailing 30% to Clinton’s 61% the last time it was conducted in December. The poll was released just …

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Utah Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis, Including Dispensaries

In 2014 Utah lawmakers passed legislation legalizing the medical use of CBD (cannabidiol) oil, but only for those with seizure disorders. Now, the state’s Senate Judiciary and Law Enforcement Committee has voted 4 to 1 to pass a much more expansive bill that would legalize the whole cannabis plant for medical use. Senate Bill 73, …

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Over 240,000 Signatures Collected on Michigan Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

Advocates in Michigan have collected over 240,000 signatures on an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, close to the 252,000 needed to place the measure on this November’s general election ballot. The MILegalize Board of Directors announced Tuesday that despite being less than 12,000 signatures from the 252,000 signature requirement, the group is calling on volunteers …

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Possessing Up to 450 Grams of Cannabis

Kansas’ full Senate has given approval to legislation that would reduce the penalties for the possession of up to 450 grams of cannabis. The vote was an overwhelming 38 to 1. If passed into law, House Bill 2049 would reduce the penalty associated with someone’s first cannabis possession offense (as long as it’s under 450 …

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North Dakota Committee Votes 11 to 2 to Legalize Hemp

The North Dakota House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee has voted 11 to 2 to give approval to House Bill 1054, to legalize industrial hemp. The proposed law, which now moves towards a full House vote, is sponsored by Representative Mike Verchio (R-Hill City) with a bipartisan coalition of 39 cosponsors. If passed into law, …

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Over $5.4 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in the United States in 2015

Legal cannabis sales in the United States passed $5.4 billion in 2015, according to a new report released by the ArcView Group, which is a cannabis investment network. According to the report, the $5.4 billion represents an $800 million increase from 2014, when total sales of legal cannabis reached $4.6 million. “Many in the business …

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Arizona: Over 150,000 Signatures Collected to Place Cannabis Legalization on November Ballot

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Arizona has announced that they’ve collected over 150,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The group needs to collect 150,642 signatures for their measure to be officially placed on the November ballot, though they’re aiming for 230,000 to account for any invalid signatures (any duplicate …

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Poll: New Hampshire Voters Strongly Support Decriminalizing Drug Possession

By Drug Policy Alliance Majorities of Republicans, Democrats and Independents Oppose Arresting People for Simple Possession of Any Drug, Want Health Insurers to Provide Treatment and Support Eliminating Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders CONCORD, NH — A substantial majority of New Hampshire presidential primary voters support decriminalizing drug possession, according to a new poll …

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