Anthony Martinelli

Author's details

Name: Anthony Martinelli
Date registered: January 24, 2013

Biography

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 TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Latest posts

  1. President Trump’s Pick to Head DEA Withdraws Himself from Consideration — October 17, 2017
  2. Washington Supreme Court Rules Random Drug Tests Are Unconstitutional — October 16, 2017
  3. Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado — October 15, 2017
  4. Survey: 11% of D.C. Area Government Employees Have Bought Legal Marijuana — October 15, 2017
  5. Colorado: $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sold in First 8 Months of 2017 — 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

Arizona’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Set To Have Open House

Arizona’s first medical cannabis dispensary, Arizona Organix, will host an open house for the public on February 2nd. A tour will be offered, and being a qualified patient isn’t necessary. The Glendale access point, opened just a couple months back, is hoping to teach the public about the benefits of medical cannabis, show how it’s …

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San Diego Mayor Quickly Turns Back On Medical Cannabis Community

Barely over two weeks ago San Diego mayor Bob Filner made national headlines, and caught the praise of cannabis reform advocates across the nation, when he ordered an end to the attacks on safe access points within the city. It turns out, the first-term mayor was either blowing hot air out of his ass, or …

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Senator Wants Legal Cannabis In New Mexico

New Mexico Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Albuquerque) wants the people of his state to be given the chance to vote on a constitutional amendment to legalize cannabis. The senator plans to construct a resolution that would be voted on within the state’s legislature, that would be sent to the 2014 general election ballot if …

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4,200 Plants Found In Utah, Man Faces Life In Prison

As reported by the Salt Lake City Tribune, Roman Juarez-Sanchez of Compton, California, is facing life in prison for over 4,200 cannabis plants found on U.S. Forest land in Iron County, Utah. His sentencing is set for April 1st. Two other individuals have pleaded guilty to manufacturing/cultivating a controlled substance, and Juarez-Sanchez faces a mandatory minimum …

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Do You Use Cannabis? Hold Your Head Up!

By Steve Elliott, Seattle Weekly columnist, and author of the Little Black Book of Marijuana “You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.” ~ César Chavez If we, as cannabis activists, finish the job we’ve started, we could be the last generation that has to live under the onerous sway of old-style “Reefer …

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New Hampshire Bill to Legalize Cannabis Introduced

In an exciting move, in a state with support for legalization above 50%, House Bill 492 has been introduced in the State of New Hampshire. The legislation, sponsored by a handful of bipartisan legislators, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, as well as a limited number of home-grown plants – …

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LA Council Puts Medical Marijuana Legislation On May Ballot

In an 8-4 vote, the Los Angeles City Council has put a measure further regulating medical marijuana dispensaries to a vote of the people – the vote will take place May 21st, 2013. The measure, which is an accumulation of much-discussion amongst the council, comes after a back-and-forth from the council that’s left people confused, …

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Why is Society Steering Me Back to My Murderer?

By Jared Allaway, Washington State cannabis activist Waking up and thinking, “why do I have a catheter?” Man this is irritating. Aren’t humans silly? Here I am waking up after a night of flat lining and being brought back to life and I’m complaining about discomfort. I should be thankful that I can still experience …

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Canada’s Liberal Party Puts Forward Specific Plan For Legalization

In a recently released report, Canada’s Liberal Party has put forth their reasoning for why the country should legalize cannabis, while also laying out important pointers in assuring that the system works: The legal status quo for the criminal regulation of marijuana continues to endanger Canadians by generating significant resources for gang-related violent criminal activity …

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Washington State Activists Seek To Finally Protect Patients From Arrest

During the current legislative session Washington State legislators will be considering House Bill 1084, being referred to as the Ric Smith Memorial Act. The name is in honor of the recently deceased activist, who many saw as a hero within the cannabis reform movement. The core function of this legislation is bringing defined arrest protection for …

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