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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Arkansas Legislature Passes Medical Marijuana Gun Rights Bill, Sending it to Governor

Arkansas legislation that would codify gun rights for medical marijuana patients has now been passed by the state’s full legislature, sending it to Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. House Bill 1784, which would amend the state’s gun laws to explicitly establish legal rights for medical marijuana patients, was passed by the full Senate on Friday by …

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Nevada: $70 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in January, $11 Million in Taxes

Marijuana sales in Nevada were just above $70 million in January according to data released by the Nevada Department of Taxation. The $70,254,611 in marijuana purchased in January resulted in $11,994,093 in tax revenue for the state and the localities within it. The tax revenue made in January was the highest since May, 2022 when …

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In Maine Legal Marijuana Sales Passed $16 Million in March

In March legal marijuana retail outlets in Maine sold over $16 million in marijuana and marijuana products, the second highest month of the past 12. Data released by Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy shows that there was $16,622,537 in legal marijuana sales in March. Over the past 12 months only August saw more sales with $17,042,278. The …

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Over $80 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Oregon in March

There was $81 million in legal marijuana sold in March in Oregon. In total Oregon sold $81,342,063 in March, a 10.4% increase from the month prior. This is according to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission. The $81 million sold garnered $13.8 million in marijuana tax revenue, based on the state’s 17% …

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Alaska Has Garnered Over $110 Million in Recreational Marijuana Taxes, 1.4 Million Ounces Sold

Alaska has brought in over $110 million in new tax revenue from marijuana and marijuana products purchased legally between January, 2017 and January, 2023. Alaska voters legalized recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older in 2015, with the first marijuana retail outlet opening their doors towards the end of the following year. Between 2017 and …

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Maryland Legislators Agree to Coalesce Marijuana Sales Bill


Lawmakers from Maryland’s House and Senate have reached concurrence on legislation that would establish rules and regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry. Last week Maryland’s Senate, in a 32 to 12 vote, passed a measure that would allow licensed marijuana sales to everyone 21 and older. Although Senate Bill 516 already passed the House …

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Bipartisan Federal Bill Introduced to Allow Veterans Affairs Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

U.S. Representatives Brian Mast (R-FL) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with 15 bipartisan cosponsors, have reintroduced the Veterans Equal Access Act (H.R. 2431). The proposal would expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions by allowing physicians affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs …

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Texas Bill to Add Chronic Pain as Medical Marijuana Condition and Replace THC Cap Scheduled for House Vote

A legislative proposal to expand Texas’ medical marijuana program has been scheduled for a vote by the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 11. Last month the House Public Health Committee gave approval to House Bill 1805, sponsored by Representative Stephanie Klick. The proposal would add chronic pain “for which a physician would otherwise prescribe …

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Arkansas Senate Committee Passes Bill to Codify Medical Marijuana Gun Rights

An Arkansas bill to codify gun rights for medical marijuana patients that’s already passed the House of Representatives has now been approved by a Senate committee. The Senate Committee on City, County and Local Affairs has voted to advance legislation that would amend the state’s gun laws to explicitly establish legal rights for medical marijuana …

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Missouri: $126 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in March

Despite being just the second month of legal sales, there was over $90 million in recreational marijuana and marijuana products purchased in Missouri in March, with millions more in medical marijuana sales. According to data released by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, there was $93.5 million in recreational marijuana sold at licensed …

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