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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New Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Feds To Lay Off Legal Cannabis

According to a new poll administered by the respected Reason Foundation, 72% of Americans believe that the federal government should not arrest people who use cannabis in states that have voted to legalize it, such as Colorado and Washington. On top of this, 68% feel that the federal government should leave growers alone in these …

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Nation’s Largest Dispenary Releases Dr. Seuss Inspired Pro-Cannabis Video

California’s Harborside Health Center, featured on Discovery Channel’s Weed Wars and boasted as the largest medical cannabis safe access point in the country, has release a Dr. Seuss inspired video, titled The Haag. The video, which was sent out in a press release, uses Dr. Seuss style animation and rhyming to summarize the current travesty …

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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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