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 — 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

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Oregon On Track to be Next State to Legalize Marijuana

Judging by the current situation, Oregon may very well end up as the next state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for adults. Just yesterday, to the surprise of many in the political world, Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee approved a measure that would legalize the home-cultivation, possession and retail sale of cannabis throughout the state. …

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Maryland Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Legislation

Today Maryland’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted to approve House Bill 1101, sending it towards a full Senate vote. Last week the state’s House of Delegates approved the bill 108-28. If the Senate passes the measure, which it’s expected to do, it will head to the governor for final approval. If passed, the measure would …

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New Poll: 52% of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

In a comprehensive new set of polling released today by the respected Pew Research Institute, it was found that, for the first time in over four decades of annual polling, a majority of Americans support legalization. According to Pew’s official press release, it’s noted that “Support for legalizing marijuana has risen 11 points since 2010.” …

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Charges Dropped Against Florida Man Growing Marijuana for Sick Wife

Just a couple days ago we reported on a Florida man, Robert Jordan, who denied a plea bargain offered by the state – the plea came after officers raided his home, finding over 20 cannabis plants, which were being used to treat his wife, Cathy Jordan, who suffers from Lou Gherig’s Disease. Cathy has lived …

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Seattle Police Handing Out Warning Letters Rather Than Arresting Marijuana Dealers

Seattle Police are making an applaud-worthy effort to enforce the “intent” voters had in approving Initiative 502, rather than its exact legal language. As reported recently by King 5 News, Seattle’s Police Department has already begun to implement a new police where they give cannabis dealers an admonishment letter, asking for them to cease selling …

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Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Generated Nearly $200 Million in Taxes Last Year

A look at tax receipts over the last fiscal year show that medical marijuana dispensaries paid over $180 million in taxes last year. There’s over 500 businesses in the state selling marijuana to qualified patients. Baring federal interference, retail outlets selling recreational cannabis to adults will be open by next year, further expanding the marijuana …

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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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