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

Litecoin Grows 655% in Just Two Months

Litecoin, a cryptocurrency that enables instant payments to anyone in the world, is experiencing a massive level of rapid growth. The cryptocurrency has gained 655% in a two month period, growing from a value of $3.98 on March 7th, to 30.06 on May 7th.  This is according to, one of the world’s most popular …

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Study: Marijuana Reverses Aging Processes in the Brain

Although memory performance decreases with age, marijuana can reverse these aging processes in the brain. This is according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. In the study, old mice were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with marijuana as its active ingredient. This …

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Texas Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Bill

The Texas House Committee on Public Health approved a bill Friday afternoon (7-2) that would legalize medical marijuana by fixing what advocates call an “unworkable” medical cannabis program. The bill will now be considered by the Calendars Committee, which will decide whether it receives a full House vote. The legislation gained significant traction after the …

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President Trump Proposes Cutting Funding for Office of National Drug Policy Control by 95%

The Office of National Drug Policy Control (ONDCP) would be all but eliminated under a proposal put forth by the Trump Administration. According to an Office of Management and Budget document obtained by The New York Times, “the White House is proposing to slash the drug policy office budget about 95 percent, to just $24 …

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President Trump Signs Bill Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

President Donald Trump has signed into law a spending bill that protects state medical marijuana laws. The omnibus spending bill signed into law today by President Trump includes a provision that prevents the Department of Justice – which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – from arresting or prosecuting patients, caregivers, and businesses that are …

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Vermont Senate Approves Amended Marijuana Legalization Bill

Vermont Senate Passes Bill That Would Eliminate Penalties for Adult Marijuana Possession and Cultivation, Create a Study Commission to Consider Regulating and Taxing Marijuana. The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Friday that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older beginning in July 2018. The …

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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana While on Bond

Legislation banning courts from ordering those out of jail on bond to not use medical marijuana has been signed into law by Colorado’s governor. Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 178 into law today. The measure “prohibits a court from imposing as a bond condition a ban on marijuana use if the person possesses a …

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Study: Marijuana Consumers Less Likely to Suffer from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

By NORML Subjects who consume cannabis are significantly less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as compared to those who do not, according to population-based case-control data published in the journal PLOS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease in humans, affecting an estimated 80 to …

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U.S. Congress Passes Bill Prohibiting Justice Department From Interfering in State Medical Marijuana Laws

The omnibus spending bill passed by the House and Senate includes a provision intended to prevent the DOJ and DEA from arresting or prosecuting patients, caregivers, and businesses that are acting in compliance with state medical marijuana laws. The Justice Department will continue to be prohibited from interfering in state medical marijuana laws under the federal …

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Medical Cannabis for PTSD Bill Passed by New York Assembly

Legislation to expand New York’s medical cannabis program has been given approval by New York’s Assembly. Assembly Bill 7006, sponsored by a bipartisan coalition of 36 Assemblymembers (30 Democrats and 6 Republicans), has received approval from the full Assembly. It will now be sent to the Senate, where passage would send it to Governor Andrew …

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