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

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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 — 185 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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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Altering Food and Drug Act to Allow Products With Industrial Hemp

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law a bill that alters the state’s Food and Drug Act to explicitly allow products containing industrial hemp. Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1295 into law on Wednesday, following unanimous approval in both the House of Representatives (62 to 0) and Senate (35 to 0). The measure will take full effect …

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California Senate Approves Bill to Establish Marijuana Banks and Credit Unions

Legislation that would allow for the creation of a special class of state-chartered banks and credit unions that could service California’s legal marijuana industry has been passed by the full Senate. “The status quo for our growing legal cannabis industry is unsustainable,” says SenatorRobert Hertzberg (D), who filed Senate Bill 930. “It’s not only impractical from …

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Study: Cannabis Extracts Are Safe And Effective In Treating Pediatric Movement Disorders

The daily daily use of high-CBD, low-THC cannabis extracts is safe and effective in treating symptoms related to pediatric movement disorders, according to a study published in the Journal of Child Neurology. According to researchers, “A complex motor disorder is a combination of various types of abnormal movements that are associated with impaired quality of life …

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This Indian-Owned Las Vegas Dispensary May Just Be the Most Unique Pot Shop in the World

By Jeremy Kossen It’s hard to believe, but it’s been nearly five years since the first recreational cannabis dispensaries opened. Pot shops began selling recreational weed first in Colorado on Jan. 1, 2014. Since then, 9 more states and the District of Columbia followed suit. Yet, most dispensaries look more like head shops than innovatively designed …

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Study: THC May Inhibit Growth of Endometrial Cancer

∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may inhibit the migration of endometrial cancer cells, according to a study published by the journal Oncology Letters and epublished by the National Institute of Health. “Limited therapeutic interventions are clinically available for treating aggressive endometrial cancer (EC)”, begins the study’s abstract. “Therefore, effective therapies are urgently required.” The present study “investigated the …

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President Trump Signs Right to Try Act Into Law, Opening Door for Medical Marijuana, Ecstasy and Magic Mushrooms

President Trump has signed the federal Right to Try Act into law, which will allow some patients to use “investigational” drugs that have not yet been approved by the FDA. President Trump’s signing of the bill follows a 250 to 169 vote in the House of Representatives yesterday, and a unanimous vote in the Senate in …

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Canada Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Legalization Bill

Legislation to legalize marijuana, which has already been passed by Canada’s House of Commons, has been given approval by a key Senate committee. The Senate committee passed 40 amendments Monday to Bill C-45, including one that would allow provinces and territories to ban homegrown marijuana. Most of the other amendments were technical in nature and …

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Connecticut Democratic Party Makes Marijuana Legalization, Release of Nonviolent Drug Offenders, Party Platforms

The Connecticut Democratic Party has passed a resolution making the legalization of marijuana – and the prison release of nonviolent drug offenders – an official party platform. At the Party’s annual convention last week a majority of the over 1,900 delegates in attendance approved making marijuana legalization an official party platform (one of around 30). …

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Judge Rules Florida’s Ban on Smoking Medical Cannabis is Unconstitutional

A Circuit Court judge in Florida has ruled that the state’s ban on smoking medical cannabis – enacted by the legislature – is unconstitutional. In 2016 Florida voters overwhelmingly passed an initiative that legalized medical cannabis through a constitutional amendment. The law allowed marijuana to be consumed through various methods, including smoking it. However, the …

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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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