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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California Governor Vetoes Bill to Legalize Psychedelics

California Governor Gavin Newsom has vetoed a widely supported bill that would have legalized certain psychedelic substances. “Today’s veto is a setback for the huge number of Californians – including combat veterans and first responders -who are safely using and benefiting from these non-addictive substances and who will now continue to be classified as criminals …

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Georgia To Become First State With Medical Marijuana Products Sold At Pharmacies

Georgia will soon become the first state in the US where medical marijuana products can be purchased at independent pharmacies. Nearly 120 pharmacies have agreed to provide medical marijuana from Botanical Sciences, one of the state’s two licensed production companies, following the Georgia Board of Pharmacy opening the application process. State officials expect it to …

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Maine Marijuana Sales Top $20 Million in September, Price Per Gram Declines to New Low

After four straight months of record-breaking marijuana sales, September saw a slight dip from August, but still surpassed $20 million. There was $20,347,890 worth of marijuana sold legally in September, according to data released by the Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy. This is a slight, albeit noticeable, decrease from the $21,648,253 sold in August. but …

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Michigan Legislature Votes to Allow Marijuana Agreements With Indian Tribes, Exempt Them From Taxes

Michigan’s full legislature has passed a bill that will allow the state to enter into marijuana agreements with Indian tribes while exempting them from the state’s marijuana excise tax. The Michigan House of Representatives voted 90 to 15 today to pass Senate Bill 180, a little less than four months after the measure passed the …

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Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Finds Cannabinol (CBN) May Improve Sleep

The marijuana compound cannabinol (CBN) “may be helpful for improving overall sleep disturbance, including the number of times one wakes up throughout the night, without impacting daytime fatigue.” This is according to a new study being published in the upcoming issue of the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, with the abstract published online ahead of …

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Study: Marijuana Spray Reduces Spasticity in Over 80% of Multiple Sclerosis Patients

In a new study examining the use of nabiximols (also known as Sativex), a spray made from marijuana, “over 80% of assessed patients with severe spasticity at baseline reported a shift into a lower category of spasticity after 12 weeks.” Published in the journal Therapeutic Advancements in Neurological Disorders, the study was conducted by researchers …

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10-Year Analysis Finds Drug Sniffing Dogs Are Wrong About Presence of Drugs 75% of the Time

Drug sniffing dogs falsely alert their handler more often than they correctly identify the presence of drugs, according to newly released data. According to an analysis of 10 years of data provided to members of the Australian Parliament by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, 75% of the searches conducted because a drug sniffing dog alerted …

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31 US Senators Now Sponsoring Federal Marijuana Banking Act

Just two days after we reported that the SAFER Banking Act was sponsored by 26% of the entire US Senate, the measure has gained five additional sponsors. Recently the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs passed the SAFER Banking Act (S.2860), with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowing to put it to a vote of …

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US Air Force’s Marijuana Waiver Program Sees Triple the Expected Participation

Within the first year of a new marijuana waiver program, the United States Air Force has seen over three times the anticipated participation. Last year the Air Force announced a pilot program that allows those that have tested positive for marijuana to receive a waiver in order to be retested and possibly enlisted. The move …

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New Jersey Court Rules Employer Must Reimburse Medical Marijuana Expenses in Workers’ Compensation Case

The New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled that it was appropriate for a workers’ compensation judge to order an employer to reimburse its employee for their medical marijuana expenses as part of his workers’ compensation case. In the case Vincent Hager v. M&K Construction, the employee, Vincent Hager, suffered an injury while working for M&K …

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