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

California Legalization Initiative Begins Signature Drive in May

The campaign behind the California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative, which would explicitly legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older, will begin collecting signatures in May, attempting to put their initiative to a vote of the people in 2014. The measure is also known as the Jack Herer initiative, based on his attempts to get …

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Tea Shop Sues Colorado City Over Recreational Cannabis Ban

Recently the city of Lafayette put a temporary ban on any cannabis related business, including those that allow the use of cannabis on site. This ban came as a response to Colorado residents passing Amendment 64, legalizing cannabis for adults, which will soon lead to legal retail outlets in the state. Challenging the ban, claiming …

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Washington State Bill Protecting Patients From Arrest Passes Senate Committee Unanimously

Continuing an active week in cannabis law reform for Washington State that includes the passage of House Bill 1661 and House Bill 1888, Washington’s Senate Committee on Health Care voted, unanimously, to approve Senate Bill 5528, which would protect patients from arrest in the state. Washington passed their medical cannabis act back in 1998, but …

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Reminder: 81% of Americans Support Legalized Medical Marijuana

Support for cannabis law reform is increasing drastically. Half of all Americans support recreational legalization, victories in Colorado and Washington have pushed the issue further into the mainstream, and legislation is being filed across the country to put a halt to this ridiculous prohibition on cannabis. As we move towards full legalization, it’s easy to …

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Senator Seeking to Add PTSD to Montana’s Medical Cannabis Program

Yesterday Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 310, which would add PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder – to the state’s list of conditions that qualify an individual to become an authorized medical cannabis patient. The committee didn’t hold a vote on the measure, which will be held at a later date. …

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Nevada to Consider Legalizing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Nevada residents have the advantage of being in a state where the use of medical cannabis is a constitutional right. They’re at a disadvantage if they don’t have a friend or acquaintance to purchase from, as safe access points remain illegal. Senator Tick Segerblom, a Democrat from Las Vegas, hopes to change that. Senator Segerblom …

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Hemp Bill Passes Through WA Committee Unanimously

Washington State HB 1888 was passed through committee today with a unanimous 8-0 vote. The bipartisan measure, sponsored by 5 Republicans and a Democrat, would add legal safeguards to ensure hemp’s legality in Washington, including raising the 0.3% THC standard set by Initiative 502 to 1% THC, which is more closely aligned with what the …

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Maryland Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Legalize Marijuana

Maryland lawmakers will soon be discussing legislation introduced today by State Delegate Curt Anderson. The measure would legalize the possession and home-growing of a limited amount of cannabis, and would direct the state to license and regulate the substance for legal retail sales. The measure would allow for the purchase and possession of up to …

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Zero Tolerance THC Driving Policy Introduced in California

Ignoring science and any valid reasoning, proponents of per se DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) laws for marijuana – a primary goal of our Drug Czar – have taken their fight to California, on the crooked wings of State Senator Lou Correa. Senator Correa is a Democrat from Santa Ana, and this week …

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Bill to Clear Marijuana Misdemeanors in Washington Passes Committee

As expected, Washington State’s House Committee on Public Safety voted this morning to approve House Bill 1661, moving it towards a full House vote. The bill would allow those convicted of a cannabis possession misdemeanor – up to 40 grams for those 18 and older – to have it removed from their record. The committee …

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