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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Cannabis Legalization Legislation Introduced in Oregon

Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Floyd Prozansk introduced draft legislation yesterday that would ask voters in the 2014 election if they want to legalize cannabis for those 21 and older, while letting the Legislature work out the specific details, such as regulations and taxes. The Senate and House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss …

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Cannabis Philanthropist Peter Lewis Passes Away

Peter Lewis, Chairman of Progressive insurance, has passed away today at the age of 80. Lewis was found in his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Peter Lewis is known within the cannabis community as one of the movements largest donors – in the past couple decades he’s donated millions of his own dollars to bring …

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Colorado Issues First License for Recreational Cannabis Shop, Sales Begin January 1st

Central City, the original site of the 1859 Colorado gold rush, is now the first city in Colorado to have a store licensed to sell marijuana to adults! The store, called Annie’s, is a medical marijuana dispensary that will begin selling marijuana to adults on January 1st, pursuant to Amendment 64. Annie’s is the first store to …

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Cannabinoids Can Treat Acute Lung Injury, According to New Study

A new study published in the journal PLOS One as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabinoids can be an effective treatment for acute lung injury, or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a condition caused by damage or disease to the lungs, which is often life-threatening. The study, which …

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New Poll Finds 82% in Florida Support Medical Cannabis Legalization

A new poll conducted by the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute has found that a huge majority of Floridians are in support of medical cannabis legalization. According to the poll, 82% of Florida residents favor the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes (including 70% of Republicans), with just 16% opposed to such a move. These numbers …

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Proposal Introduced in West Virginia to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A proposal was introduced today in the West Virgina Legislature which would legalize the medical use of cannabis. Under this proposed law, the possession of up to 6 ounces of cannabis, and the personal cultivation of up to 12 cannabis plants, would be legal for qualifying patients; those who don’t wish to grow their own …

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New Study: CBD Can Protect Breast Cancer Patients From Chemotherapy-Induced Side Effects

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that not only can CBD (cannabidiol, a cannabis compound) protect breast cancer patients against neurotoxicity and pain associated with chemotherapy drugs, it can actually increase the cancer-fighting capabilities of these drugs. According to researchers; “Paclitaxel (PAC) is associated with a chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain (CIPN) …

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New Survey: 78% in Indiana Support Legalizing and Taxing Cannabis

The 2013 Hoosier Survey, an annual statewide opinion poll conducted by the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University, has found that a large majority of those in Indiana are in support of legalizing and taxing cannabis; in fact, the poll found 78% to be in support of taxing cannabis “like alcohol/cigarettes”, with only 19% …

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Maine Lawmaker Announces 2014 Proposal to Legalize Cannabis

Yesterday Maine State Representative Diane Russell held a press conference to officially announce her new proposal to legalize cannabis, which she will be pushing in the 2014 legislative session which begins in January – the state’s Legislative Council will decide tomorrow whether or not the proposal should be taken up as an “emergency bill”, which …

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Even in Wisconsin, a Majority Supports Cannabis Legalization

A new Marquette University Law School Poll has found that 50% of those in Wisconsin are in support of legalizing recreational cannabis, with only 44% opposed to such a move. This is the first poll to ever find that more Wisconsins support cannabis legalization than don’t, and flies in contrast to what many state lawmakers …

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