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. Washington Supreme Court Rules Random Drug Tests Are Unconstitutional — October 16, 2017
  2. Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado — October 15, 2017
  3. Survey: 11% of D.C. Area Government Employees Have Bought Legal Marijuana — October 15, 2017
  4. Colorado: $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sold in First 8 Months of 2017 — October 11, 2017
  5. Atlanta Mayor Signs Marijuana Decrim Bill Into Law — 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

World Anti-Doping Agency Removes Cannabidiol (CBD) from Prohibited Substances List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has officially removed cannabidiol (CBD) from their 2018 list of prohibited substances. “Cannabidiol is no longer prohibited”, states a WADA document titled Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes, 2018 Prohibited List. WADA is however banning synthetic cannabinoids such as K2 and spice. “Synthetic cannabidiol is not a cannabimimetic; however, cannabidiol extracted from …

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Atlanta City Council Unanimously Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinance

In a unanimous vote Atlanta’s full City Council has given approval to a marijuana decrim measure. Today the council unanimously approved Ordinance 17-O-1152, introduced by Councilmember Kwanza Hall on March 20th. “Today we stand with every parent of Atlanta who is fearful of or has seen their children’s lives destroyed, or careers ruined because of …

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Marijuana Expungement Bill Becomes Law in Maryland

A marijuana expungement bill has officially become law in Maryland. Senate Bill 949 was given approval by the House in April with a vote of 94 to 43; prior to that the measure passed the Senate with a unanimous 47 to 0 vote. Following inaction from Governor Larry Hogan, the legislation officially became law on …

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Nevada: Over $27 Million in Marijuana Sold in First Month of Legal Sales

Millions of dollars worth of marijuana was sold in Nevada in July, the month such sales became legal. In total, there was $27.1 million in marijuana sold in Nevada in July. By comparison, Washington State sold just $3.8 million in legal marijuana during their first full month of legal sales (which was also in July), …

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Report: Marijuana “Gateway Drug” Theory is a Fallacy

The theory that marijuana is a “gateway drug”, meaning it leads to the use of harder drugs, is a fallacy, according to a new report. The report, conducted by the Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz, explicitly rejects allegations that marijuana makes people susceptible to the use of other illicit substances, …

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Study: Cannabis Legalization has Significantly Increased Property Values in Denver

A new study conducted by researchers at the Wisconsin School of Business has found that marijuana legalization has had a large impact in Denver. New research from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison reveals that property values in the immediate vicinity of Denver’s retail marijuana establishments increased by more than eight …

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Almost Half of Canadians Will Try Marijuana Edibles Once Legal, 68% Support Legalization

A new study shows that a large number of Canadians plan to try marijuana edibles once the nation legalizes cannabis, and an even higher number is in favor of legalization. The study, conducted at Dalhousie University, found that 46% of Canadians would try cannabis-infused food products if they became available on the market. 39% would …

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Atlanta Council Committee Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

A city council committee in Atlanta has approved a measure that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The ordinance, which would decriminalize possession of less than an ounce of cannabis, was given approval today by the city council’s Public Safety Committee. Under the proposed law possessing less than an ounce of marijuana …

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DEA Chief Resigning by Week’s End

Chuck Rosenberg, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will resign at the end of the week, according to law enforcement officials. According to a report today by the New York Times, Rosenberg plans to retire as he’s become convinced that President Trump has little respect for the law. Rosenberg, who was appointed by President Barack …

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Philippines Health Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A key legislative committee in the Philippines has given approval to legislation that would legalize medical cannabis throughout the country. The House Health Committee approved House Bill 180 on Monday, known as the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act. The bill, which now moves towards a vote by the full House of Representatives, would legalize and …

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