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. President Trump’s Pick to Head DEA Withdraws Himself from Consideration — October 17, 2017
  2. Washington Supreme Court Rules Random Drug Tests Are Unconstitutional — October 16, 2017
  3. Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado — October 15, 2017
  4. Survey: 11% of D.C. Area Government Employees Have Bought Legal Marijuana — October 15, 2017
  5. Colorado: $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sold in First 8 Months of 2017 — October 11, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 244 comments
  2. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 182 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

President Trump’s Pick to Head DEA Withdraws Himself from Consideration

 Pennsylvania Representative Tom Marino, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the DEA and take over the unofficially titled “drug czar” position, has officially withdrawn himself from consideration.  In a Twitter post made this morning, President Trump made it clear that Representative Marino is removing himself from consideration for the position of Director of the Office of …

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Washington Supreme Court Rules Random Drug Tests Are Unconstitutional

Washington’s Supreme Court has ruled that random urinalysis tests are unconstitutional. The ruling, which sets immediate precedent, came after three individuals were charged in Spokane County with DUI in 2015. As a condition of their charges, Cortney Blomstrom, Christopher Cooper, and Brooke Button were forced to undergo regular urine tests (the latter two were charged …

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Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado

The legalization of cannabis in Colorado has reduced opioid-related deaths, according to a new study published by The American Journal of Public Health. The objective of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University, was to “examine the association between Colorado’s legalization of …

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Survey: 11% of D.C. Area Government Employees Have Bought Legal Marijuana

According to a new survey, 11% of government employees in the D.C. area have purchased marijuana legally from a dispensary. The 11% is considerably higher than the 8% average among all adults in the D.C. media market, which covers roughly five million adults in D.C. as well as parts of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. …

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Colorado: $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sold in First 8 Months of 2017

From January 1st of this year to the end of August, there was over $1 billion worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in Colorado. Colorado marijuana sales have surpassed the $1 billion mark in just eight months this year. In 2016, it took 10 months to reach the same mark. According to The …

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Atlanta Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Bill Into Law

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has signed ordinance 17-O-1152 into law, which reduces the penalty for possession of one ounce of marijuana or less to a maximum of $75, and instructs the Atlanta Police Department to conduct training on the new penalty provision. The ordinance, introduced by Councilmember Kwanza Hall, eliminates the possibility of jail time for …

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U.K.: Parliament Votes Unanimously on Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Legislation that would legalize medical cannabis has been approved through its first reading in the U.K. Parliament. The proposal, introduced by MP Paul Flynn, was passed on a unanimous vote. “The bill went through its first reading today without opposition,” said Flynn in an interview with Marijuana.com. “The other matter, which was of more importance is …

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California Governor Vetoes Bill to Ban Smoking and Vaping at State Parks and Beaches

Legislation passed by California’s House and Senate to ban smoking and vaping at state parks and beaches has been vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 386 would have banned smoking and vaping at all California parks and beaches and would have mandated that signage be posted alerting patrons to the new law. This would …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Reduced Drug-Induced Mortality Rates

Medical marijuana dispensaries are associated with a reduction in prescription drug-related hospital admissions, and moralities, according to a new study published by the Social Science Research Network. “As the U.S. opioid epidemic surges to unprecedented levels and individual states continue to enact laws liberalizing marijuana use, understanding the relationship between narcotics and marijuana consumption is …

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Bill to Add Butane as a Controlled Substance Vetoed by California Governor

California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made butane a controlled substance. Assembly Bill 1120 would have made an amendment to section 11107 of the state’s health and safety code to add butane as a controlled substance. This would have limited sales, and created a database for those who purchase it. …

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