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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CA$389.9 million in Legal Marijuana Sold in September in Canada

New Canada sales data shows that there was $389.9 million in legal marijuana sold in September, a 12% increase from September, 2021. The 389.9 million Canadian dollars ($291 million) worth of legal marijuana sold in September exactly matches the amount of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in August, according to the national data agency Statistics …

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Pew Research Poll: 88% of Americans Say Marijuana Should be Legal for At Least Medical Purposes

A drastic majority of adults in the U.S. believe marijuana should be legal for medical and/or recreational purposes. According to a new Pew Research poll, an overwhelming share of U.S. adults (89%) say either that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use by adults (59%) or that it should be legal for medical …

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Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in Rhode Island on December 1

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee announced this morning that five licensed medical marijuana compassion centers have received state approval to begin selling recreational marijuana on or after December 1. These five outlets will be the first in the state to legally sell recreational marijuana to those 21 and older. The licenses are being issued pursuant …

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Oregon Governor Announces Pardon of Over 45,000 Marijuana Convictions

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced today that she has issued pardons to everyone caught possessing up to an ounce of marijuana prior to its legalization in 2016. The pardons will remove 47,144 convictions for possession of a small amount of marijuana from individual records, eliminating barriers for thousands of people seeking employment, housing, and educational …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Induce Immunogenic Cancer Cell Death

Cannabinoids may induce immunogenic cell death indicating they may be useful in combatting cancer. This is according to a new study being published in the upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research. The study was epublished by the National Institute of Health, and “is the first demonstration that cannabinoids can induce the …

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Study: Oral Cannabinoid Therapy Safe and Effective Against Treatment Refractory Chronic Pain

Oral cannabinoid therapy seems to be safe and at least mildly effective in patients with treatment refractory chronic pain, according to a new European Journal of Pain study. “Cannabinoids are considered a therapeutic option to patients suffering from treatment refractory chronic pain (TRCP) insufficiently relieved by conventional analgesics or experiencing intolerable adverse events (AEs) from …

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Gallup Poll: 68% of Americans Want Legal Marijuana, Including Majority of All Age Groups

Support for marijuana legalization in the U.S. remains at the record-high 68% recorded in each of the past two years according to a new Gallup Poll. When Gallup first asked about legalizing marijuana in 1969, just 12% of Americans were in favor. Support grew steadily to 2000, when just about one third (31%) said they …

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President Biden Will Sign Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Act Into Law

On Wednesday the U.S. Senate passed the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act, making it the first standalone piece of marijuana legislation to ever reach the president’s desk. Now the White House says President Biden will soon sign it into law. H.R. 8454 passed the Senate on Wednesday and passed the House of Representatives …

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Report: Hemp Market Worth $6.8 Billion, to Grow to $18.1 Billion by 2027

The Industrial Hemp Market is estimated to be valued at $6.8 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $18.1 billion by 2027, recording a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.6%. This is according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™. The increased usage of hemp seeds in a wide range of food and beverage products such as cereals, …

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Study: Terpene-Enriched CBD May Help to Treat Autism Spectrum Disorder

Cannabidiol (CBD) enriched with terpenes may provide a safe and effective treatment option for autism spectrum disorder and is more effectice than CBD alone. This is according to a case report study being published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology and epublished by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Cannabidiol (CBD) rich products are successfully …

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