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 — 186 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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Sneaky Senators Approve Measure to Repeal Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

[Update: Thankfully, efforts to repeal Colorado’s Amendment 64 have died in the Senate, and will not be advanced this session!] Just minutes before midnight tonight, on the last day for them to approve a measure, a Colorado Senate committee voted to approve legislation designed to repeal the legality of recreational marijuana sales, made legal by …

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Activist Launches Nationwide “Jury Nullification Tour”

This Wednesday, May 8th, Ed Forchion – known by many as NJWeedman after successfully being nullified of intent to distribute a pound of marijuana in New Jersey – will begin his national “Jury Nullification Tour”, a tour intending to raise awareness about jury nullification (a process we explain in a recent article). In short, jury …

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All Marijuana Use is Medicinal

Many medical marijuana opponents often cite in their opposition – with no valid backing – that the majority of patients aren’t actually sick, and are using marijuana “just to get high”. This is, of course, based on an assumption that they know what someone who’s “sick” looks like, as if all ailments are visible. Besides …

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Hemp is Effective in Cleaning Nuclear Disasters

Most people, especially cannabis advocates, understand that hemp is an incredibly diverse and useful plant, which produces thousands of products; even things like hempcrete – concrete made almost exclusively from hemp, which is actually stronger than typical concrete. However, few people understand how useful hemp can be in something as drastically important as cleaning up …

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Reminder: The American College of Physicians Supports Medical Cannabis

In 2008, the American College of Physicians (ACP), the nation’s leading group of internal medicine physicians – with over 130,000 members – released an official position paper declaring their stance on medical cannabis. In the paper, the group declares that cannabis has vast medical value – helping with a wide range of ailments – and …

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Progress, Progress, Progress: A Look At Marijuana Reform Across America

All around the U.S. and world, progress is being made towards ending a decades long and failed prohibition on marijuana. Individuals, and even elected officials, from all walks of life are continuing to stand up in support of reform. In America, the majority supports legalizing cannabis and moving past this disastrous and pointless war, which …

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Colorado Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Hemp Legalization

Senate Bill 241, a measure which would enable the state’s Department of Agriculture to license farmers to cultivate hemp beginning this year, has passed out of the House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural Resources Committee, as well as the House Appropriations Committee, both unanimously. In addition, the measure was approved yesterday through its 2nd reading in …

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Global Marijuana March: Working for Change Around the World

This month people all over the world will take to the streets with a common goal – ending marijuana prohibition. This annual showing of global support – known as the Global Marijuana March – helps bring attention to the subject, as well as discredits the idea that marijuana is taboo, proving that people everywhere agree …

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Maine Lawmakers Hold 6 Hour Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization Measure

Maine lawmakers just finished a public hearing on a measure which would make Maine the 3rd state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for adults. Maine’s Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety held the hearing on LD 1229 – the Marijuana Regulation Act – and the hearing contained dozens of testimonies. “We have …

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Investors Commit Over $1 Million to Marijuana Industry and Movement at Seattle Event

At a recent Seattle event held by the marijuana investor group the ArcView Investment Network, over $1 million was committed to 5 marijuana-related businesses, and 2 marijuana legalization groups. The investments were announced at a press conference in Seattle – total commitments are expected to surpass $2 million within a week. The Marijuana Policy Project, …

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