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

Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill Delivered to Vermont Governor

Legislation to expand Vermont’s medical marijuana program – including making PTSD, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s disease qualifying conditions – has been delivered to Governor Phil Scott. Senate Bill 16 was given approval by both the House of Representatives and Senate last month, and on Friday it was officially delivered to Governor Phil Scott. Governor Scott …

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Cannabis May Treat Symptoms of ADHD, Finds New Study

Cannabis may provide an effective and safe treatment option for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study published by the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. “Adults with ADHD describe self-medicating with cannabis, with some reporting a preference for cannabis over ADHD medications”, begins the study’s abstract, which was e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National …

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Hemp History Week 2017 Begins Today

Today marks the start of the 8th annual Hemp History Week. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual Hemp History Week today throughout the country, which will run until June 11th.  As event organizers advocate for full federal legalization of industrial hemp farming this Spring, Hemp History Week raises awareness …

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Nevada Hemp Legalization Bill Signed Into Law by Governor

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed into law a bill legalizing hemp. Senate Bill 396 received unanimous approval in the Senate in April, and last month was approved by the full Assembly with a 34 to 5 vote. Now, it has been signed into law by Governor Sandoval. Senate Bill 396 expands a current law …

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New Hampshire Legislature Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana and Hash, Sending it to Supportive Governor

New Hampshire’s full legislature has voted to decriminalize marijuana. The House of Representatives today gave final approval to House Bill 640 to decriminalize marijuana and hash possession. The measure was initially approved by the House in March with a 316 to 38 vote, before being passed by the Senate in May 17 to 6. Given …

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Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Nevada a Month from Today

Legal recreational marijuana sales begin in Nevada in just a month. On July 1st, medical cannabis dispensaries in Nevada will be allowed to sale marijuana to everyone 21 and older. This is due to state officials recently passing rules that allow for an early start to recreational marijuana sales, which were legalized by voters last …

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Colorado Governor Signs Measure Increasing Marijuana Tax

Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that raises Colorado’s statewide marijuana tax. The new law increases the tax at the point-of-sale for marijuana from 10%, to 15%. The increased revenue will help to fund schools, hospitals and roads. The tax increase approved by Governor Hickenlooper is contrary to comments he made in …

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Cannabinoids May Treat Alzheimer’s Disease, Finds New Study

Cannabinoids may provide an effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by neuroinflammation, extensive deposits of amyloid-β aggregates, and loss of memory and cognitive abilities”, …

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New Hampshire Senate Committee Votes to Establish Commission to Study Marijuana Legalization

Nevada’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to establish a commission designed to study the legalization of marijuana. House Bill 215 will now move towards a vote by the full Senate. Given it has already been passed by the full House of Representatives, passage in the Senate would send it to Governor Chris Sununu for consideration. …

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Nevada Legislature Approves Measure to Legalize Hemp

Legislation that would legalize hemp throughout Nevada has been given approval by the state’s full legislature. Senate Bill 396 received unanimous approval in the Senate late last month, and it has now been passed by the full Assembly with a 34 to 5 vote. With it being approved through both chambers, it will now be …

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