Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Marijuana Herald, a daily marijuana news and information website that launched in 2018. You can reach Anthony at [email protected].

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Rhode Island: $8.7 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in March, $23.5 Million So Far in 2023

In March there was $8.7 million in legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in Rhode Island, according to data released by the state’s Department of Business Regulations. In March there was $5,381,556.56 in recreational marijuana sold at licensed retail outlets. This is in addition to the $3,359,873.02 in medical marijuana sold during the same period. …

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Minnesota Senate Taxes Committee Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill

Minnesota’s Senate Taxes Committee has advanced a measure that will make marijuana legal for all uses, with just one more committee vote needed before it can reach the Senate floor. Passage of SF 73 through the Taxes Committee comes the same day as the House Ways and Means Committee passed companion bill HB 100, the …

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Bipartisan Federal Bill Introduced to Provide Tax Relief for Legal Marijuana Businesses

Members of the US House of Representatives have introduced the Small Business Tax Equity Act, meant to level the playing field for legal cannabis businesses by normalizing their federal taxes. The Small Business Tax Equity Act provides an exemption for state-licensed cannabis businesses from federal tax code 280E. That particular code explicitly prevents anyone involved …

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North Carolina Legislation Filed to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana was filed today in the North Carolina House of Representatives. House Bill 626 was filed by State Representative Johnnie Autry along with three cosponsors – Representatives Kelly Alexander, Mary Harrison and Zack Forde-Hawkins. The law would allow those 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana flower, …

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Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed by 15th House Committee, Sent to Full House

Minnesota legislation to legalize recreational marijuana is finally heading to the House floor after being approved by its 15th committee. Today the House Ways and Means Committee approved House Bill 100 on a voice vote, making it the 15th House committee to do so. This finally sends it to the House floor, where it is …

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Australia: 37% Have Tried Marijuana, Legalizing It Would Save $1.2 Billion Annually

If Australia were to legalize marijuana they would save $1.2 billion each year, which doesn’t account for the potential billions that could be made in new taxes. This is according to the Cannabis in Australia report by Penington Institute. The report also found that more than a third of Australians aged over 14 have used …

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Maine Marijuana Prices Down Nearly 50% Since 2020

The cost of legal marijuana has seen a substantial drop since the start of legal sales in 2020. According to data compiled and released by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, the average price of marijuana throughout the state as of the end of March was $8.04. This marks a 49% decrease from the average …

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A Study Found Infants With Marijuana in Their System Had Drastically Decreased Mortality Rates

In the biggest study of its kind, published in the journal Pediatrics (the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics), infants that tested positive for marijuana had a massive decrease in their likelihood of early mortality. In the study of 2,964 infants, those that were drug-negative had an average mortality rate of 15.7 deaths per 1,000 …

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Colorado House Approves Measure to Allow Online Marijuana Sales and Deliveries

Colorado legislation to allow marijuana stores to sell marijuana and marijuana products online, while also allowing them to deliver it, has been passed by the state’s House of Representatives. According to the official summary of House Bill 1279, “Current law prohibits a licensed retail marijuana store from selling retail marijuana or retail marijuana products over …

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Report Finds Portland, Oregon is America’s Best City for Marijuana, Followed by Denver and Buffalo

According to a new report Portland, Oregon is America’s most cannabis-friendly city, followed by Denver, Colorado and Buffalo, New York. The report, conducted by Real Estate Witch (an online publication from Clever Real Estate) and Leafly, analyzed various criteria including the legality of marijuana, dispensary data, marijuana prices, and more in order to determine the …

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