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. Medical Marijuana Implementation Bill Signed Into Law by Florida Governor — June 23, 2017
  2. Nevada Governor Signs Executive Order Allowing Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin July 1st — June 23, 2017
  3. Study: Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Negatively Impact Traffic Fatality Rates — June 22, 2017
  4. Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill — June 21, 2017
  5. New York Legislature Approves Measure to Allow Medical Marijuana for PTSD — June 20, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. North Carolina Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis Approved by House of Representatives — 239 comments
  2. Veterinarian Administers Medical Marijuana to Dogs, Says it Works Wonders — 181 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

Bipartisan Measure to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Introduced in U.S. Senate

The bipartisan CARERS Act would allow the possession, production, and distribution of medical marijuana in states that have legalized it. It would also lift the ban on Veterans Affairs doctors recommending it to patients in those states. The bill was reintroduced Thursday by U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), with Senators …

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Maine Legislature Approves Bill to Prevent Medical Marijuana Patients from Being Denied Organ Transplants

Maine’s full legislature has has passed legislation to protect medical cannabis patients from being denied organ transplants. Maine’s LD 764 has now been approved by the state’s House of Representatives, and Senate, meaning it will soon be sent to Governor Paul LePage for consideration. The bill, filed by State Representative Deborah Sanderson (R) with eight bipartisan …

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AG Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to Remove Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

According to a report by MassRoots’ Tom Angell, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a letter asking members of Congress to undo protections that prevent the Department of Justice from enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical use. “I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict …

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Study: CBD May Treat Psychiatric/Cognitive Symptoms Associated with Neurodegeneration

Cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial in the treatment of psychiatric/cognitive symptoms associated with neurodegeneration, according to a new study. The study, published by the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, was also published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Beneficial effects of cannabidiol (CBD) have been described for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including …

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Vermont Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for PTSD, Crohn’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease

A bill expanding Vermont’s medical marijuana program has been signed into law by Governor Phil Scott. Senate Bill 16 was signed into law yesterday by Governor Scott, following overwhelming approval in the state’s House and Senate. The measure expands Vermont’s medical cannabis program, including adding three new qualifying conditions; post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Crohn’s …

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Louisiana House Approves Marijuana Research Resolution, Full Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

Louisiana’s House of Representatives has passed House Resolution 1899, and the full legislature has approved Senate Bill 35. House Resolution 1899, sponsored by Representative Frank Hoffman, was passed by the House with a unanimous 93 to 0 vote. 12 member abstained from voting. According to its official legislative digest, House Resolution 189: “Urges and requests the …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Marijuana Misdemeanors to be Sealed from Record

Legislation allowing those convicted of a marijuana possession misdemeanor to have the conviction sealed (essentially removed) from their criminal record has been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. House Bill 1266 was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper yesterday, giving those previously convicted of marijuana possession charges that are now legal to have the …

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New York Health Committee Votes 21 to 2 to Allow Medical Marijuana for Menstrual Cramps

New York’s Assembly Health Committee has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would add severe menstrual cramps – know as dysmenorrhea – to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. The committee gave approval to Assembly Bill 582 with an overwhelming 21 to 2 vote. The measure now moves towards a vote by the full …

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Wichita City Council Votes Unanimously to Reduce First-Time Marijuana Possession Offenses

The Wichita City Council has unanimously voted to give initial approval to an ordinance that would reduce penalties for some first-time marijuana offenses. The approved ordinance would require a $50 fine for most first-time offenders of possessing marijuana; if over 21, they would not have to undergo drug-related counseling. Currently a first-time marijuana possession offense …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder

Legislation expanding Colorado’s medical marijuana program has been signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper. Senate Bill 17 – signed into law yesterday by Governor Hickenlooper – would create “a statutory right to use medical marijuana for a patient with acute stress disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.” The bill “creates the same rights, limitations, and …

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