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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NY Bill Would Require Minors and Their Parents to Take Diversion Program When Caught With Marijuana

Legislation filed today in the New York Assembly would require minors caught using and/or possessing marijuana, as well as their parents, to attend a cannabis diversion program. Under current New York law, recreational marijuana is legal for everyone 21 and older. Although it remains unlawful for those under 21 to possess and use the plant, …

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New York Judge Blocks Marijuana Retail Licenses

A New York judge on Friday blocked the state’s retail marijuana licensing program after a group of veterans sued over rules that allowed people with drug convictions to open the first dispensaries. New York Supreme Court Justice Kevin Bryant blocked the state from processing or issuing marijuana dispensary licenses with an injunction that faulted regulators …

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Minnesota Officials Announce Rulemaking Process and Timeline for Legal Marijuana Industry

Officials in Minnesota have announced the rulemaking process and timeline for the legal marijuana industry. At a public informational meeting held by the Office of Cannabis Management, the group announced a specific timeline and rulemaking process for the legal marijuana industry. If the timeline holds, it looks like Minnesota will see its first legal recreational …

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Cheyenne, Wyoming City Council Approves Resolution in Support of Decriminalizing Marijuana

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The Cheyenne City Council has given approval to a resolution urging state lawmakers to decriminalize marijuana. The city council for Cheyenne, the capital of Wyoming and its most populated city, passed a resolution this week that it plans to present to the Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) at their next meeting. The resolution, passed by …

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Federally Funded Survey Finds 29% of Those 19 to 30 Have Used Marijuana in Past Month

The federally funded and annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) has released updated marijuana consumption data. The survey, funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by the University of Michigan, found that 44% of those 19 to 30 have used marijuana in the past year, while 29% have used it in the past month. …

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It’s Official, Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will be on November Ballot in Ohio

An initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older has officially made its way to the November, 2023 ballot. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose notified the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol today that the group has submitted 127,772 valid signatures from registered voters, surpassing the required 123,367. LaRose says that …

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Florida: Court Rules in Favor of Leafly, Allowing Third-Party Medical Marijuana E-Commerce

A district court has ruled that regulators in Florida must establish a rulemaking process before they can legally block dispensaries from using third-party services such as Leafly and WeedMaps. The 1st District Court of Appeal has unanimously voted to uphold a ruling by Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk, who ruled that the Florida Department …

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North Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Regulate Kratom and Hemp-Derived Consumables

A key North Carolina committee has approved legislation that will establish a regulatory and licensing system for both kratom and products made from hemp. The House Committee on Finance has given a favorable report to House Bill 563, allowing it to be referred to the Rules, Calendar, and Operations Committee (RCOC), the last step before …

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Missouri Regulators Issue Recall of Over 62,000 Marijuana Products

The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation (MDCR) has issued a recall covering more than 62,000 different marijuana products throughout the state. The MDCR says they are “issuing a patient and consumer communication to alert patients and consumers about a mandatory product recall” affecting “manufactured products sold to dispensaries and manufacturers by infused product manufacturer, Delta …

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Missouri Marijuana Sales Pass $123 Million in July

In Missouri there was over $123 million in marijuana sold legally in July, a modest increase from the month prior. For the sixth straight month Missouri marijuana sales passed $100 million, with $123.2 million in sales for July. This is the second highest month so far this year (falling $3 million short of the $126 …

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