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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Administration of THC “Promotes Significant Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury”, Finds Study

According to a study epublished by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “administration of the phytocannabinoid Δ9THC promotes significant recovery from TBI (traumatic brain injury).” Conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida and the James Haley VA Medical Center, the study was published in a recent issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cannabis and …

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Study: THC is Effective in Reducing Chemotherapeutic Induced Neuropathic Pain

A new study conducted by researchers at the Penn State College of Medicine has found that while CBD alone is not incredibly effective at treating neuropathic pain, it is effective when mixed with THC, and THC is effective when administered by itself. Published by the journal Biomedicines, the full text of the study can be found …

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Study Finds Increased White Matter Coherence Following Several Months of Medical Cannabis Treatment

Medical cannabis treatment was associated with increased white matter coherence in a new peer-reviewed study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. As noted by the study’s abstract, which was published online ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, previous studies have demonstrated abnormal …

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Marijuana Decriminalized in 5 Texas Cities With Support Between 60% and 82%

During Tuesday’s general election five cities in Texas overwhelmingly passed initiatives to decriminalize the personal possession of marijuana. Voters in five Texas cities on Tuesday not only approved initiatives to decriminalize marijuana, but they did so with overwhelming support. For example, the city of San Marcos passed their initiative with 82% voting  in favor, coming …

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Harvard Study: CBD May Significantly Reduce Anxiety With Minimal Side Effects

A new study provides evidence “supporting efficacy and tolerability of a full-spectrum, high-CBD product for anxiety.” Published in the journal Communications Medicine and conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, the study is titled Clinical and cognitive improvement following full-spectrum, high-cannabidiol treatment for anxiety: open-label data from a two-stage, phase 2 clinical trial. The study …

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The Environmental Impact of Cannabis Cultivation

By Dr. Hypno (Sponsored Article) There is no denying that cannabis cultivation takes a toll on the environment. From the massive amount of water needed to grow a single plant to the pesticides and other chemicals used in large-scale operations, it’s easy to see how cannabis cultivation can have a negative impact on the environment. …

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21 States With a Combined Population of 130 Million Have Now Legalized Marijuana

With Maryland and Missouri legalizing marijuana this election, there are now 21 states in the U.S. with legal marijuana. Despite marijuana remaining illegal federally, 21 states with a combined 130 million residents have now legalized marijuana. 11 years ago, this number was zero. The rapid pace of marijuana reform across the United States, and the …

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25 Rhode Island Cities Vote to Allow Marijuana Businesses

33 Rhode Island cities voted yesterday on initiatives to allow marijuana businesses and sales within their jurisdictions, and a large majority were approved. In total 25 of the 33 cities voted in favor of allowing marijuana businesses to operate within the limits of the city. Specifically, voters were asked “Shall new cannabis-related licenses for businesses …

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Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative Approved by Voters

An initiative to legalize marijuana in Missouri by establishing it as a constitutional right has been passed tonight by the state’s voters. Amendment 3 legalizes the purchase, possession, consumption, use, delivery, manufacturing, and sale of marijuana for all uses for adults who are at least 21 years old. In addition, the initiative allows individuals previously …

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Colorado Voters Legalize Magic Mushrooms and Other Hallucinogenics

Voters in Colorado have passed an initiative to legalize hallucinogenics including magic mushrooms, DMT and ibogaine. Proposition 122 legalizes the personal use and possession of several hallucinogenic/entheogenic plants and fungi for those 21 and older. Those include: dimethyltryptamine (DMT); ibogaine; mescaline (excluding peyote); psilocybin; and psilocyn.

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