Anthony Martinelli

Author's details

Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013

Biography

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 TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Latest posts

  1. Sorry Prohibitionists, Legalizing Cannabis Does NOT Increase Youth Usage Rates — August 28, 2016
  2. Oregon State Fair Now Underway with First Ever Cannabis Exhibit — August 27, 2016
  3. Proponents of California’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative Have Raised Over $11 Million — August 26, 2016
  4. Cannabinoids May Improve Night Vision, Study Finds — August 26, 2016
  5. All Eyes on Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Maine and Arizona — August 26, 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 — 166 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

Sorry Prohibitionists, Legalizing Cannabis Does NOT Increase Youth Usage Rates

Although many prohibitionists argue that they oppose legalizing cannabis “because of the kids”, in truth they want legalization to increase youth usage rates. That would validate the argument they’ve been using for years, that if you loosen cannabis laws, more kids will start to consume the plant. However, a study published in the journal Lancet …

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Oregon State Fair Now Underway with First Ever Cannabis Exhibit

Fairgoer Jay Engers examines one of the winnest cannabis plants at the Oregon State Fair (AP).

The Oregon State Fair is now officially underway, and for the first time in its history it features a cannabis exhibit with plants displayed for the public to view. It’s actually the first time live cannabis plants have ever been displayed at a state fair in the United States. The exhibit was done as a …

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Proponents of California’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative Have Raised Over $11 Million

Proponents of California’s Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older have raised $11.5 million in support for their proposal, according to state data. The initiative’s biggest donor is former Facebook President Sean Parker at $2,303,965, followed by Drug Policy Action at $1.75 million, the New Approach PAC at $1,500,000, Weedmaps at $750,000 …

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Cannabinoids May Improve Night Vision, Study Finds

By ScienceDaily.com Scientists used a variety of methods to test how tadpoles react to visual stimuli when they’ve been exposed to increased levels of exogenous or endogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous cannabinoids are artificially introduced drugs, whereas endogenous cannabinoids occur naturally in the body. They found that, contrary to what they expected, activating cannabinoid signaling in tadpoles …

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All Eyes on Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Maine and Arizona

It’s just 11 weeks until election day 2016, which will be by far the most monumental day for cannabis law reform since the beginning of prohibition of in the 1930s. Five state – Nevada, Massachusetts, California, Maine and Arizona – will be voting on the legalization of recreational cannabis, and all eyes are on them …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Safe and Effective Treatment for Tourette syndrome

Cannabinoids are a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome, a new study published in the journal Australian Psychiatry has found. According to the Mayo Clinic Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder that often involves “uncontrollable repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics), such as repeatedly blinking the eyes, shrugging shoulders, or blurting out offensive …

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Study: Cannabinoids Offer Therapeutic Benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Yet another study has found that cannabinoids may treat or at least greatly benefit those with post traumatic stress disorder (and may prevent it if administered shortly after a traumatic event). The new study was published in the journal Behavioural Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “There is substantial evidence from …

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Federal Court: Out-of-State License Plates Don’t Justify Police Stop and Search

In a landmark decision the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officials can’t stop and search vehicles simply for having an out-of-state license plate from a state where cannabis is legal, such as Colorado. The court reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist (Peter Vasquez) who was pulled over by …

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If California Voters Legalize Cannabis in November, Market to be $6.5 Billion Annually by 2020

If California voters give approval to Proposition 64 this November to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older, the legal cannabis market will be worth $6.5 billion annually by 2020, a new report has found. According to the 2016 California Legal Cannabis Market State Profile, released by Arcview Market Research, California’s legal cannabis industry would …

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Oklahoma: Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative to be on November Ballot

Oklahoma is set to be the fourth state voting this November on the legalization of medical cannabis alongside Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota; five other states are voting on the legalization of cannabis for all uses (Nevada, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and California). Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge announced today that proponents of State Question …

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