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. North Dakota Initiative to Legalize Marijuana Approved for Circulation by Secretary of State — December 15, 2017
  2. Bermuda Senate Approves Legislation to Decriminalize Cannabis, Sending it to Governor — December 15, 2017
  3. First Recreational Marijuana Business Licenses Issued in California — December 15, 2017
  4. World Health Organization Says CBD Shouldn’t be a Controlled Substance — December 14, 2017
  5. Bermuda House Passes Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession — December 12, 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 — 183 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

New Hampshire On Track to Become 19th Medical Marijuana State

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives is moving forward with HB 573, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The measure is up for a full House vote this week, and recently passed the state’s Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee by a vote of 14-1. The measure would authorize qualified patients in the …

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Support Jack Herer’s Vision; Legalize Cannabis in California

By Buddy Duzy, Coordinator, The California Cannabis Hemp Initiative   One of the greatest threats to the survival of modern mankind is climate change, specifically, the global warming of our planet. The vast majority of scientists and academics recognize this fact. All their charts, measurements, and statistics point to the incessant burning of the carbon …

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Obama Fundraiser Determined to Put Medical Marijuana Legalization on Florida’s 2014 Ballot

According to the Miami Herald, John Morgan, “a major fundraiser for President Barack Obama and the boss of former Gov. Charlie Crist”, is taking a Florida medical marijuana initiative under his wings, promising to do everything he can to get it on next year’s ballot. According to Morgan, who’s one of the top trial attorneys …

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Head of the United Nations Development Program Denounces the War on Drugs

In a public statement made today, Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Program, has made it clear that she feels that the war on drugs has failed. “I’ve been a health minister in my past and there’s no doubt that the health position would be to treat the issue of drugs as primarily …

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Vermont Bill Looks to Defy Federal Government on Hemp Ban

Vermont lawmakers are seeking to pass legislation that would allow the state to license farmers to grow hemp, explicitly ignoring the fed’s ban. According to the measure’s text, House Bill 490, which has been assigned to the House Agriculture and Forest Products Committee, would “authorize the Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets to issue a …

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Louisiana Bill Would Reduce Penalties for Possessing Marijuana

On Tuesday legislation was filed in Louisiana which would lower the subsequent penalties associated with possessing cannabis in the state- a state where possession laws are some of the harshest in the country. Under current law, an individual’s 2nd cannabis possession charge nets a conviction of up to 5 years in prison. Those with a …

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Hawaii Lawmakers Approve Hemp and Marijuana Decrim Bills on Same Day

Yesterday was a great day for cannabis law reform in Hawaii. The state’s House Judiciary Committee approved a measure that would decriminalize small amounts of cannabis, sending it towards a full House vote. This comes just days after the state’s Senate voted unanimously to approve the measure. The committee did make two amendments, to lower …

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New Nevada Bill Would Legalize Cannabis

Tomorrow Assemblyman Joe Hogan, a Democrat from Las Vegas, will be introducing a measure in the Assembly that would legalize cannabis for adults in the state. “We’ve wasted a tremendous amount of money” Hogan told the Las Vegas Sun, “And marijuana is not just a harmless plant. The medical benefits are remarkable.” Assemblymen Andrew Martin …

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Federal Push to End Cannabis Prohibition to Continue

Lawmakers in D.C. working to end our federal prohibition on cannabis say that their efforts will continue, until a change is made. In a USA Today article from this afternoon, representatives working on federal reform efforts have made it clear that these efforts won’t stop, regardless of whether or not there are any changes made …

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Towns Not Allowed to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries: Massachusetts Attorney General

In a statement released today by Assistant Attorney General Margaret Hurley, in speaking for Attorney General Martha Coakley, it was made clear that cities in Massachusetts don’t have the legal authority to implement full bans on medical cannabis dispensaries. The cities can enact zoning and other regulations. According to the report, “where a bylaw frustrates …

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