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. Study: Cannabinoids May Prevent Depressive and PTSD-Like Symptoms Following Severe Stress — February 21, 2018
  2. Bill Allowing Financial Institutions to Work with Marijuana Industry Passes WA Senate Committee, Already Passed Full House — February 20, 2018
  3. Israel Committee Gives Approval to Marijuana Decriminalization Measure — February 20, 2018
  4. Virginia Senate Unanimously Approves Bill to Allow Medical Use of CBD and THC-A Oil — February 19, 2018
  5. Alaska House Unanimously Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp — February 19, 2018

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 — 184 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 Medical Marijuana App Coming to iTunes: Connects Patients to Growers

Cannabis has reached a new level of technological convenience; an app to connect cannabis consumers directly to growers in California. The “Ganjavous” app will allow growers to post pictures and prices of their product for patients to browse, and allows customers to write reviews on the products. According to their website: “Listings can be filtered …

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Study Shows Marijuana Consumers Don’t Weigh More than Non-Consumers

A new study published in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, has found that cannabis consumers don’t weigh more than non-consumers, and don’t intake more calories – though they do intake slightly more carbohydrates. The study, which found that consumers had slightly lower levels of a specific type of cholesterol, concluded that …

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Oregon House Judiciary Committee Approves Measure to Legalize Marijuana

Today Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing to discuss House Bill 3371, and approved the measure with a 6-3 vote, sending it to House Revenue Committee. The measure, titled the Control, Regulation and Taxation of Cannabis Act, would legalize the personal cultivation of up to 6 plants, and the personal possession of up to …

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Medical Marijuana Now Sold Legally in Pharmacies Throughout the Czech Republic

Yesterday, April 1st, medical marijuana officially became legal in the Czech Republic. Today, pharmacies across the country have begun to sell the medicine. In order for someone to qualify to purchase marijuana through these pharmacies, they must suffer from cancer, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or psoriasis, and must get a prescription from their doctors. To …

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First Ever Recreational Cannabis Cup Occurring in Denver this Month

High Times is wasting no time in bringing their cannabis cup to a much wider audience now that cannabis is legal in Colorado. This April 20th, and 21st, the first ever High Times US Cannabis Cup will take place in Denver (other High Times cannabis cups have occurred throughout the country, but strictly for qualified …

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Capitol of Columbia Plans to Use Cannabis to Help Fight Drug Addiction

The City of Bogota, the capitol of Columbia, is considering a new program to help the drug addicts in their city break their addictions using marijuana. For years the country has combated widespread drug use, particularly of a drug called basuca (similar to crack cocaine). To combat the social and health problems associated with this …

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Maryland Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Caregiver Defense Bill

Today Maryland’s House of Representatives approved a bill giving caregivers of patients who use medical marijuana a defense in court if they possess up to an ounce. The measure, which passed the House 92-37, recently passed the Senate, and now heads to the governor’s desk for final approval. In Maryland, patients have an “affirmative defense” …

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Unscientific Marijuana DUI Bill Advances in Colorado

For the 4th straight year, Colorado lawmakers are attempting to set a specific limit at which someone has “too much” THC in their blood for them to legally drive. House Bill 1114 would set a 5 ng/ml limit for THC: if someone’s blood is shown to be at that limit or higher while driving (which …

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Possessing an Ounce of Marijuana is No Longer a Criminal Offense in Rhode Island

Thanks to legislation which passed through the state’s House and Senate and was signed by the governor last year, possessing up to an ounce of marijuana in Rhode Island is no longer an arrestable misdemeanor offense. Starting today, April 1st, such a charge will be reduced to a civil infraction – a simple $150 ticket. …

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Florida Man Growing Marijuana for Sick Wife Denies State’s Plea Bargain

Robert Jordan grows marijuana in Florida, and he does so for his wife, Cathy Jordan, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease. Because of marijuana, Cathy has lived over 20 years past her doctor’s original prediction: The average lifespan of those who have the disease is 3-5 years. Marijuana, according to her husband, helps Cathy combat …

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