Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is Editor-in-Chief of The Marijuana Herald, a daily marijuana news and information website that launched in 2019.

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Alaska: Starting October 8 Marijuana Businesses Can Advertise, Give Free Samples

A law allowing marijuana retail outlets in Alaska to give free samples and advertise their business goes into effect soon. Signed into law by Lt. Governor Nancy Dahlstrom on September 8, the new law goes into effect on October 8. The new removes a law prohibiting marijuana businesses from purchasing advertising for their company. Although …

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Report: Marijuana Cultivation and Processing Market to Grow from $32 Billion Now, to $95 Billion in 2030

According to a new report conducted by RationalStat, the global market for growing and processing marijuana is around $32 billion. The report estimates that the market will triple to reach a valuation of nearly $100 billion by 2023. This would mark a compound annual growth rate of over 16%. “The factors contributing to the growth …

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President Biden Says No One Should Be In Prison for Marijuana Possession or Use

At a recent event President Biden emphasized the actions he has taken towards reforming our marijuana laws while working to help remedy some of the negative consequences associated with prohibition. “I’m keeping my promise that no one – no one – should be in jail merely for the use or possession of marijuana” said President …

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National Conference Of State Legislatures Endorses Federal Marijuana Banking Bill

The CEO of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging them to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement Regulation (SAFER) Banking Act. “Our current system relies on cash-only cannabis transactions, increasing the real risk that these cannabis businesses …

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Michigan: Starting October 1 Potential Government Employees Will No Longer Be Tested for Marijuana

Starting October 1 Michigan will no longer test potential government employees for marijuana. The Michigan government employs nearly 50,000 people, and roughly two-thirds of these positions will no  test those seeking employment for marijuana use. This is due to a rules change made this summer by the Michigan Civil Service Commission, which unanimously approved the …

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New Jersey City Must Reinstate and Give Backpay to Second Officer Fired Over Marijuana

The Jersey City Police Department must reinstate a second officer fired over marijuana, according to a new ruling. The New Jersey Civil Service Commission has ordered the Jersey City Police Department to reinstate Omar Polanco, who was fired in March for his off-the-job marijuana use. The decision affirms a ruling by the Office of Administrative …

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Minnesota Governor Appoints Director of Marijuana Regulations, She Resigns Following Day

Erin Dupree has officially resigned as director of Minnesota’s marijuana regulatory body, a day after she was appointed by Governor Tim Walz. Dupree has resigned amid reports that she sold illegal cannabis products in the state, according to Minnesota Public Radio. She was set to officially take over the position on October 2. Interim director …

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North Carolina House Votes 110 to 0 to Regulate Kratom and Hemp-Derived Consumables

North Carolina’s full House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would establish a regulatory and licensing system for both kratom and products made from hemp. The House voted 110 to 0 yesterday to pass House Bill 563, filed by State Representative Jeffrey McNeeley along with a bipartisan coalition of 10 other lawmakers. The …

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US Senate Banking Committee Chairman Says Committee Will Pass Marijuana Banking Bill With a “Strong Majority”

Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, says that the committee will “decisively” pass the SAFER Banking Act when it’s considered on September 27. During an interview with Matt Laslo from Ask a Pol, Senator Brown says he expects a “strong majority” of the committee will vote to approve …

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New Michigan Bill Would Legalize Magic Mushrooms, DMT, Ibogaine and Mescaline

Legislation filed in the Michigan Legislature would legalize certain psychedelic substances. Senate Bill 499 would legalize the personal possession of psilocybin and psilocyn, both forms of magic mushrooms, while also legalizing DMT, mescaline and ibogaine. The proposal, filed by Senator Jeff Irwin, would allow these substances to be grow and distributed so long as it’s …

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