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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DEA Seeks to Over Double Amount of THC Produced in 2024, Double Production of Magic Mushrooms

Just days after the DEA announced that it’s seeking to drastically increase the amount of THC, ibogaine and magic mushrooms being produced this year for research purposes, the agency has announced that they are also seeking to substantially increase the amount of these products it hopes is manufactured in 2024. “The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) …

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Nevada: $70 Million in Marijuana Sold in August, $10.5 Million in Taxes Garnered

Nevada marijuana stores sold just shy of $70 million worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products in August. There was exactly $69,503,165 in legal marijuana sold in August, according to the Nevada Department of Taxation. This is around $2 million less than the total sales for July, although tax revenue was actually  higher; $10,594,977 compared …

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Oregon: Almost $80 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in October, Price Drops to $3.82 a Gram

Oregon marijuana sales saw a slight decrease from September to October, but there was still nearly $80 million sold. According to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission, there was $78,623,246 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in October. This includes dried flower, concentrates, edibles, topicals and tinctures. The $78.6 million …

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Full US Senate Approves Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Veterans

The full United States Senate has approved a spending bill that includes an important medical marijuana provision. By a vote of 82 to 15 the Senate has given approval to the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies spending bill. Included in the bill is a provision, put forth by Senator Jeff Merkley (D), that …

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New Mexico: In October, $46 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold, Over 1.1 Million Transactions

Although October marijuana sales didn’t top the monthly sales record set in September, they weren’t far off. According to the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, there was $46,682,243 worth of legal marijuana sold throughout October, roughly $1 million short of the record breaking $47.7 million sold in August. In October medical marijuana patients purchased …

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Study: Home Values Are 41% Higher in States with Legal Recreational Cannabis

According to newly published research, home values in states with recreational cannabis have outpaced home values in other states by $48,983 over the past decade. The study by Real Estate Witch and Leafly found that property values in the 23 states that have legalized recreational marijuana have risen by $185,075 since 2014, compared to $136,092 in states …

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U.S. Sentencing Commission: New Guidelines Advising Judges To Treat Past Marijuana Convictions More Leniently Takes Effect

In April the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted in favor of a proposal that updates sentencing guidelines to advise judges to treat past offenses related to marijuana in a more lenient manner. The guidelines are now officially in effect. The commission in April voted unanimously to advise that marijuana possession warrants discretion in regards to sentencing …

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Connecticut Officials Double Recreational Marijuana Purchase Limit, Takes Effect December 1

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) announced today that the state will be doubling its purchase limit for recreational marijuana. Connecticut’s recreational marijuana law was passed in July, 2021, with the first marijuana store opening in January of this year. The law allows those 21 and older to possess up to 1.5 ounces of …

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University of Mississippi to Offer Master’s Degree in Medical Marijuana and Dietary Supplements

The University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) has announced a new master’s degree program that has a large focus on medical marijuana. The university has announced that the new two-year online program under the School of Pharmacy will open in fall 2024, reports the Clarion Ledger. The course will cover two subjects; dietary supplements and medical …

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Pennsylvania House Committee Holds Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Pennsylvania’s House Health Subcommittee on Health Care held a hearing today to discuss the issue of legalizing marijuana. No specific legislation was considered during today’s hearing, but the subcommittee discussed, in detail, the potential implications of legalizing marijuana and the various approaches that could be taken if the state decides to do so. Subcommittee Chair …

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