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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Washington State Magic Mushrooms Bill Sent to Governor

Psilocybin ("magic") mushrooms.

Legislation to establish a psilocybin taskforce and pilot program has officially been sent to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. Washington’s House of Representatives voted earlier this week to pass Senate Bill 5263, with it having already passed the Senate. However, amendments made in the House created a need for the Senate to give the measure …

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Study: Marijuana Improves Pain Scores and Health-Related Quality of Life in Those With Chronic, Refractory Pain

Medical marijuana was observed to “improve pain intensity scores and HRQoL [health-related quality of life] outcomes in patients with chronic, refractory pain” in a new study published by the British Journal of Pain. Conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital (both in Australia), the objective of the study was to “examine …

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Delaware Lawmakers “100% Confident” Enough Votes to Override Potential Marijuana Legalization Veto

Delaware House Bill 1 was delivered to Governor Carney on April 11, with House Bill 2 being delivered tomorrow. The governor has 10 days from the day they reach his desk to determine his approach. Although there is fear the governor may veto the measures, Senator Trey Paradee, the bills’ prime sponsor in the Senate, …

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Poll: 56% in South Carolina Want Recreational Marijuana Legalized

A strong majority of adults in South Carolina want marijuana to be legalized, and an even higher percentage support legalizing medical marijuana. According to the newest Winthrop University Poll, 56% of adults in South Carolina support legalizing recreational marijuana, while 76% support legalizing the substance for medical use. In terms of medical marijuana, 72% of …

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Montana Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Police to Give Saliva Tests to Suspected Drugged Drivers

Montana’s full legislature has passed Senate Bill 13, amending the state’s implied consent law to give police the power to administer oral fluid tests to motorists suspected of being under the influence of drugs. Senate Bill 13 has now been sent to Governor Greg Gianforte, who has not indicated whether or not he plans to …

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Study: Cannabis Consumers Use Fewer Prescription Opioids Following Wrist Surgery

Patients with a history of marijuana use consume fewer prescription opioids following surgery for distal radius fractures (bone wrist fractures). This is according to a study published in the International Open Access Journal of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. The purpose of this study “was to evaluate opioid demand after open reduction and internal fixation of …

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Montana Breaks Monthly Record With $27 Million in Legal Marijuana Sales in March

In Montana there was $27,098,679 in legal marijuana and marijuana products purchased in March, resulting in $4.5 million in taxes. Of the just over $27 million in marijuana sales, $21,223,782 came from recreational marijuana, with the remaining $5,874,897 from the purchase of marijuana for medical use. The year-to-date total for 2023 is now $76,575,277. The …

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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers in Maine File Measure for Automatic Marijuana Expungements

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Maine have filed legislation that would lead to the automatic expungement of thousands of past marijuana convictions and would allow for those in prison to be resentenced. House Bill 1646 was filed today in the House of Representatives with 11 sponsors led by State Representative David Boyer. It was …

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Report: Legal Marijuana Industry Supports 417,493 Full-Time Jobs in the US

Despite marijuana remaining illegal in much of the country, the legal marijuana industry in the United States supports over 417k full-time equivalent jobs. According to a new report by Vangst, a leading marijuana industry jobs platform, there are now 417,493 full-time equivalent jobs supported by the legal cannabis industry in the US. This is roughly …

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Marijuana-Infused Spirit Launches in Over 35 States

Marijuana-infused spirit Nowadays is now available in more than 35 states. Today Nowadays launches as “the first nationally available cannabis-infused spirit”, available in Low Dose and Micro Dose THC varieties. According to a press release, “Nowadays delivers a light and buzzy experience in a familiar format 750ml Bottle.” The brand was developed to “bridge the …

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