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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Netherland Cities Defy Marijuana Tourist Ban

Last May the Netherlands imposed a national ban on the selling of cannabis to those visiting from out-of-country. Multiple cities, including Amsterdam and now Maastricht, have been opting out of that law. In November the city of Amsterdam announced that its 220 cafes were not going to abide by the new ban, or the new law …

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Hemp Legalization Celebrations Planned in Colorado and Vermont

The full legislatures in both Vermont and Colorado have recently approved measures which legalizes the cultivation of industrial hemp. Both measures are now in front of their state’s governor for final approval – both governors are expected to either sign the measure, or simply let it become law by refusing to veto it. Both of …

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Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Hemp Legalization in California

California’s Senate Committee on Appropriations has given unanimous approval to the California Industrial Hemp Farming Act – Senate Bill 566 – which would legalize hemp in the state by excluding it from the California Controlled Substances Act. The measure was also given unanimous approval by its initial committee, the Committee on Public Safety, and now …

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Poll: More Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Cultivation Than Oppose

An important new Huffington Post / You Gov poll has found that nearly half of all Americans support the legalization of private marijuana cultivation, as well as the legalization of industrial hemp. According to the polling, 47% support a move towards legalizing the home-cultivation of cannabis, while only 37% oppose such a move. In regards …

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Marijuana Cannabinoids Slow Brain Degradation and Aging, Reverse Dementia: Here’s How

By Ethan A. Huff, Staff Writer, The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, many of which are found in abundance in the marijuana plant. And emerging research continues to uncover the unique role these cannabinoids play in …

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From Michigan to the White House: Marijuana Activist Plans to Roll Wheelchair 520 Miles for Legalization

Throughout cannabis prohibition, people have been fighting to end the devastating policy. Now, Curtis Kile, Michigan resident and cannabis activist, is gearing up for a demonstration to declare legalization as the only rational option. Curtis is preparing for the first ever “Cannabis Roll” – he is going to roll his wheelchair from his front door …

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New Jersey Measure Announced to Legalize Marijuana Edibles, Ease Restrictions on Youth Patients

New Jersey State Assemblywoman Linda Stender and State Senator Nicholas Scutari have announced that they will file companion measures next week which would alter the state’s medical marijuana law, which is one of the strictest in the nation (currently only one dispensary is open in the entire state, which has a waiting list hundreds deep). …

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Washington Congressman Signs on as Sponsor of Federal Bill to Respect State Marijuana Laws

Congressman Adam Smith, a Democrat from Washington State, recently became the 16th lawmakers to join as a cosponsor for H.R. 1523, the Respect State Marijuana Laws Act, a federal measure which would require the government to respect states that legalize marijuana, whether for medicine or recreation. The measure has bipartisan support, and has garnered more …

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Ohio Ballot Board Unanimously Approves Initiative to Legalize Medical Marijuana and Hemp

The Ohio Ballot Board – as well as Ohio’s attorney general – has given final approval to an initiative drive aimed at legalizing medical marijuana, as well as hemp. The initiative is sponsored by the Ohio Rights Group, who collected the 1,000 necessary signatures to get an initiative put before the board. Now that the …

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New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana

As expected, New Hampshire’s full Senate has voted, 18 to 6, to approve a measure which legalizes the possession and state-licensed sale of medicinal marijuana. The proposal – House Bill 573 – has already passed the House, but will be sent back for final approval, given that the Senate approved an amended version which removes a …

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