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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Alaska Supreme Court Decides to Remove Hundreds of Marijuana Convictions From Online Database

A decision by the Alaska Supreme Court will remove from an online database around 750 marijuana possession convictions. The order signed by the court’s five justice will remove these marijuana convictions from Courtview, the state’s official online database of court cases which is useable by the public. The records will still be available for inspection at …

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Second Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana in North Carolina

Legislation to legalize medical marijuana in North Carolina has been passed by its second Senate committee. The Senate Finance Committee today voted in favor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana, just a day after the Senate Judiciary Committee made the same move. Under the proposed law, which was introduced by Senator Bill Rabon,  patients …

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New Hampshire House Votes 234 to 127 to Legalize Marijuana

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has overwhelmingly voted in favor of legislation that would legalize marijuana. Sponsored by Majority Leader Jason Osborne and Minority Leader Matthew Wilhelm, House Bill 639 was passed by a vote of 234 to 127 through its initial reading. The proposal would legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older …

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10 Committees in Minnesota’s House of Representatives Have Voted to Legalize Marijuana

Minnesota’s House Health Finance and Policy Committee has voted in favor of legislation to legalize marijuana. This makes the committee the 10th to do so, meaning the proposal has just four more committees to clear before it can receive a vote by the full House. “Minnesotans deserve the freedom and respect to make their own …

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Topical CBD Reduced Ulcer Size and Accelerated Healing in New Study

Topical CBD reduced the size and accelerated the healing of recurrent ulcers in a new randomized controlled trial published in the journal BMC Complementary Medicine and Therapies Titled Efficacy and safety of topical 0.1% cannabidiol for managing recurrent aphthous ulcers: a randomized controlled trial, the study was conducted by researchers at the Ministry of Public …

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Colorado Garnered $23 Million in Marijuana Taxes in January, 2023

According to new data from the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state garnered over $23 million in taxes from marijuana sales last month. In total the state made $23,352,041 in taxes from marijuana and marijuana products sold legally within the state in January. This brings the total since the beginning of legal marijuana sales in …

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Here Are The 21 States That Have Legalized Recreational Marijuana

Recreational marijuana has been legalized in 21 states across the U.S., with Oklahoma vying to be the 22nd during a March special election. This means that despite decades of prohibition and propaganda, adults over the age of 21 can legally purchase and consume marijuana for recreational purposes in over 20 states (this number was 0 …

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North Carolina Senate Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

North Carolina’s Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would legalize medical marijuana. Introduced by Senator Bill Rabon, a Republican, the measure was passed through committee today in a voice vote after several amendments were approved. Under the proposed law patients with a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis …

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CDC Report: High School Marijuana Use on Decline in Past Decade Despite 21 States Legalizing During That Period

According to new data released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of high school students who report regularly consuming marijuana has fallen over the past decade. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Summary & Trends Report: 2011-2021 found that the percentage of high-schoolers who report having used marijuana over …

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Poll: 60% of Virginia Voters Want Marijuana Retail Outlets Legalized

New polling shows a strong majority of voters in Virginia favor legalizing retail marijuana stores. The Christopher Newport University survey found that 60% of Virginia voters support legalizing retail marijuana outlets where anyone 21 and older can purchase marijuana and marijuana products This is relevant because despite Virginia legalizing marijuana possession a couple years ago, …

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