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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Majority of U.K. Residents Support Legalizing or Decriminalizing Cannabis

53% of residents in the U.K. support legalizing the production and supply of cannabis, or at the very least decriminalizing its possession. This is according to polling released today, conducted by Ipsos MORI, one of the nation’s top polling firms. The poll was ordered by the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, a registered charity that considers …

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Former U.S. Attorney, Appointed By Ronald Reagan, Fighting For Medical Marijuana In Arizona

In the fight to keep medical cannabis legal in Arizona, advocates were recently given a secret weapon. Melvin McDonald isn’t your stereotypical supporter of medical cannabis. Mormon by faith, a former judge, and a former U.S. Attorney appointed by Ronald Reagan, Melvin reaches a much-needed audience when he speaks out about the need to allow …

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Washington State Bill To Clear Cannabis Misdemeanors Gets Committee Hearing

Recently we reported on legislation that was filed in Washington State, which would allow adults with a cannabis possession misdemeanor to have it removed from their record. The measure, House Bill 1661, is sponsored by a bipartisan assortment of 21 state legislators. On Wednesday, February 20th, the community will have an opportunity to voice their …

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Prediction: Medical Marijuana Coast To Coast By 2021

By Steve Elliott, Seattle Weekly columnist, and author of the Little Black Book of Marijuana Legalizing marijuana is an idea whose time has come. The recent overwhelming victories for legalizing recreational pot in Colorado and Washington state are just the latest eloquent testimonials to that fact. What this shows is that the American public is …

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An International Glance At Reefer Madness

In many parts of the world, reefer madness is alive, and ridiculous. Today, The Times of India – one of India’s top news outlets – has put up an article that shrieks of yesteryear propaganda. The article, titled “Marijuana addicts get hooked young“, is laughable, if not trying to be passed off as serious journalism. …

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Kentucky Senate Passes Legislation Legalizing Industrial Hemp

Early last week a senate committee in Kentucky voted unanimously to approve legislation legalizing hemp in the state, putting it to a full senate vote. On Thursday, the full senate voted 31-6, approving the measure and sending it to the House, where a majority vote would send it to the governors office. A signature from …

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Washington D.C. To Get Its First Medical Cannabis Dispensary In April

It’s been a long, hard fight for advocates of medical cannabis in D.C., but the battle is finally paying off, and people will be better off for it. According to General manager David Guard, Capital City Care (CCC) – which will be the cities first dispensary among six that are licensed – will be opening …

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Medical Marijuana Now Legal In Czech Republic

Medical marijuana legislation has been officially approved in the Czech Republic, after it was signed into law today by Czech President Vaclav Klaus. The law had recently passed both houses of Parliament. The new law allows patients who get a prescription from a doctor to use and possess cannabis, as well as buy it through …

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Stupidity In Action: Cops Harass Elderly Couple For What *Appears* To Be A Pot Leaf Bumper Sticker

In a shining example of not only police stupidity, but of just how ridiculous cannabis prohibition has become, a couple driving through Tennessee, both in their sixties, were pulled over and harassed by multiple police officers – in body armor and wielding guns – because of a report that they received about a pot-leaf bumper …

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Physicist John Schwarz To Headline Medical Cannabis Conference

John Schwarz is a smart man. Widely regarded as one of the fathers of modern-day string theory, Schwarz teaches theoretical physics at the California Institute of Technology. Next week, he makes a public stand in support of ending our absurd federal prohibition on medicinal cannabis. Schwarz, who wrote a powerful editorial for the Huffington Post …

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