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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  3. Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Receives Approval from Mississippi Secretary of State — 140 comments
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Study: Marijuana Consumption May Combat Diabetes

New research published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine has found that the body of those who consume marijuana may be better at controlling blood sugar, making it a potential combatant against diabetes. According to the study, marijuana users had significantly lower levels of the hormone insulin – indicating better blood …

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Australian Committee Votes Unanimously to Legalize Medical Marijuana

A New South Wales parliamentary committee has unanimously recommended the legalization of medical marijuana for those with terminal illnesses such as cancer and AIDS, according to The Australian. If the measure is approved by the state’s government, qualified patients would be authorized to possess and use up to 15 grams of marijuana. The committee vote, …

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Marijuana Legalization Initiative Announced in Maine

Responding to a Maine legislative committee rejecting a proposal today which would of legalized marijuana in the state, activists in Maine are preparing an initiative aiming to bring the issue to a vote of the people in the next presidential election. The announcement came today by David Boyer, Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy …

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Poll: 56% of Arizonans Support Marijuana Legalization

New polling conducted by the respected Behavior Research Center has found that a strong majority of those in Arizona support the legalization of marijuana – 56% are in favor of such a move, with only 37% in opposition. According to the polling, legalization has majority support across all age groups, and in every county in …

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World Anti-Doping Agency Alters Marijuana Policy, Impacting Hundreds of Professional Sports

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), an independent foundation – partially funded through various governments – which establishes and helps to enforce various rules and regulations regarding substance use and abuse by professional athletes, has altered its policy regarding marijuana use to be significantly less strict. The agency, setup in 1999 by the International Olympic Committee, …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Be Best Medication For Those With PTSD

A new study by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, and funded by the National Institute of Health, has found a connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), paving the way towards an effective medication, according to an New York University press …

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Vermont Legislature Approves Measure Legalizing Hemp Cultivation, Farming to Begin This Year

Vermont’s Assembly has voted to approve a measure, which already passed the Senate, to allow licensed hemp cultivation to begin production by the end of this summer. Under current Vermont law, hemp has technically been legalized, but, like Kentucky’s new hemp law, a provision was included that makes hemp cultivation contingent on a change in …

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Study: Marijuana Consumption Reduces Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, May Lead to Remission

Marijuana consumption reduces the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, and can even lead to its remission, according to new research published on the website of the National Institutes of Health, which will be in print soon in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Meir Medical Center, …

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Random Drug Testing at Schools Increases the Use of Hard Drugs

A new study conducted at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has found that random drug testing in schools – something 28% of American students are subject to – increases the usage rates of hard drugs for students between the ages of 11 and 18. The study found that the testing did decrease …

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New Poll: 80% of Kentucky Residents Support Legal Medical Marijuana

A new survey has found an overwhelming majority – nearly 80% – of those in Kentucky support legalized medical marijuana. The survey was funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, and was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The survey found …

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