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. North Dakota Initiative to Legalize Marijuana Approved for Circulation by Secretary of State — December 15, 2017
  2. Bermuda Senate Approves Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis, Sending it to Governor — December 15, 2017
  3. First Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in California — December 15, 2017
  4. World Health Organization Says CBD Shouldn’t be a Controlled Substance — December 14, 2017
  5. Bermuda House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession — December 12, 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 — 183 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

Congress Votes to Extend Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have both approved legislation that will extend protections for state-level medical marijuana laws. The legislation, which prevents a government shutdown, now goes to President Trump who is expected to quickly sign it into law. The measure only extends the protections and prevents a shutdown for two weeks, to …

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LA City Council Votes Unanimously to Make City the Largest in the U.S. with Legal Marijuana Stores

The Los Angeles City Council has approved legislation establishing a regulatory framework for marijuana outlets, which become legal in California next month. The council voted 12 to 0 to approve the regulations, which will soon see the city distributing licenses for marijuana stores. Residential neighborhoods will be mostly off limits under the new rules, with …

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Over 250% More Marijuana Waivers Granted by U.S. Army in 2017 Compared to 2016

The number of waivers granted by the active-duty Army for marijuana has increased by over 250% this year compared to 2016. According to the Associated Press, the number of waivers granted for past marijuana use rose to more than 500 this year from just 191 in 2016, a 260% increase. Three years ago, no such …

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Medical Cannabis Bill Approved by Paraguay Congress

A bill to create a legal system to import marijuana seeds and grow the plant for medical uses has been approved by Paraguay’s Congress. On Tuesday Paraguay’s Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation to establish a system allowing marijuana seeds to be imported and grown for medical use. The voted comes roughly seven months after officials authorized the …

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Oregon Group Aims to Legalize Medical Magic Mushrooms

A group called the Oregon Psilocybin Society is putting together an initiative that would legalize the medical use of magic mushrooms.  “It enhances creativity, it enhances openness,” says Tom Eckhert, who founded the Oregon Psilocybin Society with his wife Cheri Eckhert. The two have spent the past two years creating an initiative that would legalize psilocybin (“magic”) …

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After Years of Delay, Medical Marijuana Sales Begin in Maryland

Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana on Friday, ending years of delays. Dozens of people stood outside a licensed dispensary, Potomac Holistics, where owners began making sales soon after receiving their first shipment Friday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. William Askinazi, one of the owners, said people who work at the store were …

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Obama Back to Consuming Marijuana, Claims New Book

According to a new book by author Ed Klein, former editor-in-chief of the New York Times, former-President Barack Obama is once again consuming marijuana on a regular basis. According to Klein’s new book All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, a friend of Obama told him that “Barack sees himself as sort of a hipster ex-president, a …

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Study: State Medical Cannabis Laws Significantly Reduce Alcohol Sales

States that have legalized medical cannabis have seen a 15% drop in alcohol sales on average, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. For the study, researchers used data “on purchases of alcoholic beverages in grocery, convenience, drug, or mass distribution stores in US counties …

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Marijuana Sales Becomes Legal in California Next Month

We’re now just a month away from marijuana distribution becoming legal in California. During the November, 2016 elections California voters approved an initiative (Proposition 64) to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older,. The portion of the initiative that allows for the start of marijuana distribution officially takes effect the beginning of next month, on …

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Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Acute Kidney Injury

Activation of the body’s CB2 receptors – something done naturally through the consumption of cannabis – may help treat acute kidney injury, according to a new study published by the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. “Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is an increasing problem in the clinic …

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