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Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013

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  1. New Study Finds Cannabis May Reduce Damage Caused by Infant Brain Hemorrhages — January 31, 2015
  2. Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Filed in New Hampshire — January 30, 2015
  3. New York City Cannabis Arrests Drop 75% — January 30, 2015
  4. Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis Filed in New Mexico — January 30, 2015
  5. University of Hawaii Receives Approval from DEA to Import Hemp Seeds from Australia — January 30, 2015

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  1. Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State — 133 comments
  2. Tennessee County Grand Jury Calls on State to Legalize Marijuana — 65 comments
  3. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 59 comments
  4. Tommy Chong Cancer Free From Using Cannabis Oil — 55 comments
  5. Scientists Believe They Have Discovered a New Species of Cannabis — 49 comments

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New Study Finds Cannabis May Reduce Damage Caused by Infant Brain Hemorrhages

A new study published in the journal Brain Research, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may reduce damage caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages (GMH), which is “one of the most common and devastating cerebrovascular events that affect premature infants, resulting in a significant socioeconomic burden”, according to the …

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Cannabis Decriminalization Bill Filed in New Hampshire

A proposal to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and to defelonize the private cultivation of up to six cannabis plants, has been filed in New Hampshire and has been assigned to the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. If approved into law, House Bill 618 would make the possession …

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New York City Cannabis Arrests Drop 75%

Cannabis arrests in New York City are down over 75% in December compared to the same time last year. In total there were 460 cannabis arrests last month, compared to 1,820 in December, 2013. The arrest are down due to a change in the way the city handles minor cannabis possession cases, which was announced …

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Proposal to Decriminalize Cannabis Filed in New Mexico

By Drug Policy Alliance Senate Bill 383 would reduce the penalty structure for possession of up to 4 ounces to a civil penalty with increasing fines while taking away the potential for jail time for any amount up to 8 ounces. SANTA FE, NM — New Mexico State Senator Joseph Cervantes (D-Dona Ana County) has introduced …

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University of Hawaii Receives Approval from DEA to Import Hemp Seeds from Australia

The University of Hawaii has received a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to import hemp seeds from Australia, to be used as part of the state’s Industrial Hemp Research Project. “This project is just the first step in establishing Hawaii as a leader in the growth and production of industrial hemp and its …

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Virginia House Committee Approves Hemp Bill

Virginia’s House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resource voted 13 to 7 Thursday to approve House Bill 1277, a proposal to legalize the cultivation of industrial hemp for research purposes. “If you look at the potential economic advantages that industrial hemp would provide for the state, particularly the Southside and the Southwest, it could …

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Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession Filed in Delaware

Delaware State Representative Helene Keeley has filed House Bill 39, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession. “There’s definitely a generational shift going on here,” says Rep. Keeley. “There are a lot of people out there who, instead of going home and having a martini, or going home and having a glass of wine, they want …

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Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis Placed on April Ballot in Kansas’ Largest City

An initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis has been officially placed on the April 7th ballot in Wichita, Kansas’ largest city. If approved into law, the proposal would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $50 ticket. Advocates of …

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Study: Cannabis Can Help Treat Chronic Pain, Does So Better Than Opioids Alone

A study published recently by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use for pain relief purposes is common among people living with chronic pain, and users report greater pain relieving effects when using cannabis than when using just opioids. The study included …

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Pennsylvania Governor Says He’ll Sign Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis if Given the Opportunity

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he will sign legislation to legalize medical cannabis if it reaches his desk. The announcement was made the same day as medical cannabis legislation was filed in the state’s Senate. “I commend the bipartisan effort to allow Pennsylvania doctors to prescribe medical marijuana,” said Governor Wolf at an …

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71% of Virginia Voters Support Decriminalizing Cannabis According to New Poll

A large majority of Virginia voters support their state removing criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis, and a majority also support legalizing cannabis for medical use. This is according to a new Christopher Newport University poll released today. According to the survey, 71% of voters in Virginia support decriminalizing “the possession …

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Over $2.7 Billion in Legal Cannabis Sold in the U.S. in 2014

There was over $2.7 billion in legal cannabis sold throughout the United States in 2014, up from $1.5 billion in 2013, according to a report released Monday by ArcView Market Research. The 74% increase makes the cannabis market the fastest growing industry in the country. According to the report, if every state in the U.S. …

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