Anthony Martinelli

Anthony is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog. He has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for King County (WA) Councilmember Dave Upthegrove. He has been published by multiple media outlets, and is a former contributor for Village Voice Media. Anthony can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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  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 — 186 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

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in North Carolina

Legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana has been filed in North Carolina’s House of Representatives. Filed by Representative Kelly Alexander Jr. (D), House Bill 944 would allow those 21 and older to legally possess up to four ounces of marijuana for personal use. The bill would raise the threshold for felony possession from 1.5 ounces to …

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Hemp Legalization Bill Passed by Illinois Legislature, Sent to Governor

Illinois’ full legislature has passed a bill to allow for the legal cultivation of industrial hemp, sending it to Governor Bruce Rauner for consideration. Senate Bill 2298, filed by Senator Toi Hutchinson, passed the Senate last month in a unanimous 50 to 0 vote. Yesterday it was passed by the House of Representatives 106 to 3. …

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CBD Company Says 7-Eleven Will Be Selling Their Products, 7-Eleven Says No, Not Really

In an odd situation, CBD comany Phoenix Tears sent out a press release recently announcing that by the end of the year 4,500 7-Eleven stores will be selling their product, only to be quickly refuted by 7-Eleven who says that isn’t true. On Tuesday Phoenix Tears sent out a press release stating that hundreds of …

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Nevada: $41 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in March, New Monthly Record

Legal marijuana sales in Nevada this March were the highest they’ve ever, according to new data released by the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation says that throughout the state there was over $41 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold legally in March. This easily surpasses the previous monthly record of $35.8 million set …

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules Lawmakers Can’t Ban Medical Cannabis Access on College Campuses

The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that state lawmakers cannot prohibit the access of medical cannabis on college campuses. In the case of Arizona v Maestas (No. CR-17-0193-PR), the Arizona Supreme Court upheld an appellate court decision which struck down a 2012 law that prohibited medical cannabis access on college campuses. The ruling sets immediate …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Reverse Behavioral Deficits Caused By Repeated Social Defeat

A compound meant to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids was found to reverse the short and long-term deficits caused by repeated social defeat in a new study published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Psychosocial stress contributes to the development of psychiatric disorders. Repeated social defeat (RSD) is a murine stressor that causes a release of inflammatory …

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Study: CBD May Treat Epidermolysis Bullosa

Cannabidiol (CBD) was found to be an effective treatment for epidermolysis bullosa in a study published by the journal Pediatric Dermatology. “Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare blistering skin disorder that is challenging to manage because skin fragility and repeated wound healing cause itching, pain, limited mobility, and recurrent infections”, states the study’s abstract. “Cannabidiol, an active …

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Pennsylvania Adds Four New Medical Cannabis Conditions, Including Opioid Use Disorder

Pennsylvania has officially added four new medical conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program, including becoming the first state in the nation to allow medical marijuana for opioid-use disorder. “We have expanded the number of serious medical conditions to include neurodegenerative diseases, terminal illness, dyskinetic and spastic movement disorders and opioid-use disorder,” said Secretary of …

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Marijuana Consumers Work Out More Than Non-Consumers, Are More Likely to Have Full-Time Jobs

Those who consume marijuana work out more often than those who don’t, and are more likely to have a full-time job, according to a study of California marijuana consumers conducted by BDS Analytics. The study separated people into three categories: Those who have consumed marijuana in the past six months, those who have not consumed marijuana …

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Colorado Legislature Approves Measure Allowing School Nurses to Administer Medical Marijuana

Legislation designed to allow school nurses to legally administer medical marijuana has been passed by the Colorado Legislature, and sent to Governor John Hickenlooper. House Bill 1286 “provides a school nurse or the school nurse’s designee protection from criminal prosecution if he or she possesses and administers medical marijuana to a student at school.” The …

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