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 — 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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Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative Should Take Effect Next Month

In all likelihood marijuana will become legal next month in Michigan. On Tuesday Michigan voters handily passed Amendment 2, which legalizes marijuana for everyone 21 and older. The measure will now take effect 10 days after election results are certified, which almost always occurs in early December This would put the state on track to …

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Study Says “CBD Shows Similar Efficacy in the Severe Pediatric Epilepsies to Other Antiepileptic Drugs”

Cannabidiol (CBD) “shows similar efficacy in the severe paediatric epilepsies to other antiepileptic drugs”,  states a new meta-study published by the journal Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.” “There are hundreds of compounds found in the marijuana plant, each contributing differently to the antiepileptic and psychiatric effects”, states …

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Utah Voters Pass Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative

An initiative to legalize medical marijuana has been passed by Utah voters. Proposition 2 was passed today by a majority of voters, showing that medical marijuana has strong support even in one of the most conservative and religious states in the country. The initiative legalizes the possession and use of marijuana and marijuana products for those …

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Medical Marijuana Legalized in Missouri

Missouri voters have said “Yes”, they want medical marijuana legalized. Missouri has legalized medical marijuana through the initiative process, with voters approving Amendment 2 this evening. The measure, which was passed with over 65% in support, legalizes the possession and use of marijuana and marijuana products for medical purposes. Those wanting to use marijuana legally will first …

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Michigan Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

Michigan voters have made their state the 10th in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. Proposal 18-1 has been given approval this evening by Michigan voters, with over 55% in support. Put forth by the Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the initiative legalizes the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, …

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New Study “Confirm the Anxiolytic-Like Properties of CBD”

A new study published by the Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry “confirm the anxiolytic-like  [anti-anxiety] properties of CBD”. “Cannabidiol (CBD), one of the non-psychotomimetic compounds of Cannabis sativa, causes anxiolytic-like effects in animals, with typical bell-shaped dose-response curves”, states the study’s abstract. “No study, however, has investigated whether increasing doses of this drug would also cause similar curves …

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Marijuana Use Helps Some Patients Alleviate Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, Finds New Study

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University and McLean Hospital has found that marijuana use may help patients with bipolar disorder to alleviate their symptoms. The study, titled Joint Effects: A Pilot Investigation of the Impact of Bipolar Disorder and Marijuana Use on Cognitive Function and Mood, was published by the …

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Mexico Supreme Court Rules Marijuana Prohibition is Unconstitutional

Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the nation’s ban on recreational marijuana is unconstitutional, effectively leaving it to lawmakers to regulate consumption of the plant, reports the Associated Press. In its ruling he court found that adults have a fundamental right to personal development which lets them decide their recreational activities without interference from …

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FDA Grants “Breakthrough Therapy” Status for Magic Mushrooms to Treat Depression

In a move that will likely come as a surprise to many, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy status to psilocybin, which is the psychedelic ingredient found in magic mushrooms. The Breakthrough Therapy status was granted for the use of psilocybin to treat depression. The move comes after research commissioned by …

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With Just Days Before the Election, New Poll has Michigan Marijuana Initiative Leading 57% to 41%

According to a new poll released just days before the November 6 general election, a strong majority of likely Michigan voters support Proposition 1 to legalize marijuana. The poll, commissioned by Free Press and conducted by the polling firm EPIC/MRA, found that 57% of Michigan voters support Proposition 1, with 41% opposed. Only 2% are undecided on …

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