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. Super Troopers 2 Releasing on 4/20 — August 18, 2017
  2. Federal Report: “No Evidence-Based Methods to Detect Marijuana-Impaired Driving” — August 17, 2017
  3. Study: Marijuana Often Effective at Treating Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis — August 17, 2017
  4. Jeff Sessions Shuts Down DEA Research of Marijuana — August 15, 2017
  5. Federal Bill to Protect State Marijuana Laws Reintroduced in Congress — August 15, 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

Canada Marijuana Stocks Jump 12% in One Day, Now at All-Time High

After a large single-day jump, the Canadian Marijuana Stock Index is now the highest it’s ever been. Recently we reported that the Canada Marijuana Index rose over 20% in less than three weeks; from 261.74 on March 21, to 319.90 last Friday. At the close of today’s market, the index had one of its largest …

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Canadian Marijuana Stocks Rise Over 20% in Less than 3 Weeks

Canadian marijuana stocks are on the rise. Following anger with the government’s lack of speed in implementing marijuana legalization, the Canada Marijuana Index hit a three-month low on March 21 at 261.74, slightly higher than the previous low of 258.47 on December 21. However, since March 21, the market has seen a steady increase, including …

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Hawaii Medical Marijuana Expansion Approved Unanimously by Three Senate Committees

A Hawaii bill to add five new conditions that qualify someone to become a medical cannabis patient, along with making some other changes to the state’s medical marijuana law, has been passed by three Senate committees. A couple weeks ago we reported that House Bill 1488 was passed unanimously by the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, …

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Washington State has Garnered Nearly $500 Million in Taxes from Legal Marijuana Sales Since FY 2015

Washington State has seen a massive influx of new tax revenue since the beginning of legal marijuana sales. In Washington State, July 1, 2014 marked the start of fiscal year (FY) 2015, and also marked the start of legal marijuana sales. Since that day, the state has garnered $484,491,466 in tax revenue from the sale …

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New Mexico Advisory Board Votes in Favor of Adding 6 New Medical Cannabis Conditions

New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board (MCAB) has voted in favor of recommending 6 new conditions be added to the state’s medical cannabis program. The MCAB’s recommendations will now be sent to the New Mexico Department of Health, which has final say over whether or not the conditions are actually added to the medical cannabis …

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Hawaii Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis for Lupus, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Arthritis Passed by House

A Hawaii measure to expand the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions has been passed by the full House of Representatives. Senate Bill 174, which has already passed the Senate with a unanimous 25 to 0 vote, was given approval today by the full House of Representatives. Given that the measure was amended, it will …

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West Virginia Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by Legislature, Governor Expected to Sign

West Virginia’s legislature has approved a bill that would make West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an comprehensive medical marijuana law. Governor Jim Justice is expected to sign it into law. Senate Bill 386 received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Governor Jim Justice. …

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Uruguay Marijuana Sales to Begin in July, to be Around $1.50 a Gram

In 2013 Uruguay passed a law legalizing marijuana for those 18 and older. Nearly three and a half years later, legal sales are about to begin. According to government officials, legal marijuana sales are expected to start in July, with registration beginning next month. Cannabis will be priced at around 40 Uruguayan Peso (or roughly …

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Oregon Bill to Alter Marijuana Penalties Passed by Full Legislature

Oregon’s House and Senate have both approved the same version of a bill that would alter several marijuana-related penalties. Senate Bill 302 passed Oregon’s Senate last month with a 21 to 8 vote, and today it was approved by the House of Representatives with a 34 to 21 vote. The proposal now goes to Governor …

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Indiana CBD Bill Approved Unanimously by House of Representatives, Already Passed Senate

A bill to allow for the medical use of cannabidiol (CBD) has been approved by Indiana’s House and Senate. The Senate gave approval to Senate Bill 15 back in February with an 108 to 32 vote. Today, it was passed by the full House of Representatives with a unanimous 95 to 0 vote. Given it …

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