Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is Editor-in-Chief of The Marijuana Herald, a daily marijuana news and information website that launched in 2019.

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Study: Cancer Patients with Refractory Pain May Find Relief With Oral Marijuana Spray

A new study published in the journal PLOS One has found that terminal cancer patients with refractory pain respond favorably to a marijuana spray containing equal parts THC and CBD. “This pilot study aimed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and exploratory analgesic effect of a novel water-soluble oro-buccal nanoparticle spray of a cannabis-based medicine …

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Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Drug Possession

The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed legislation today to decriminalize the possession of eight different drugs including MDMA, cocaine, psilocybin and LSD. The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed the legislation by a vote of 13 to 6. The measure was introduced by Labor Party MP Michael Pettersson. The Australian …

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Mission Green Launches Clemency Initiative to Release Parker Coleman, Serving 60 Years for Marijuana

Mission Green announced today the filing of a clemency petition for Parker Coleman, Jr., who is currently serving a 60-year federal sentence for marijuana-related offenses. This filing along with several other petitions comes on the heels of President Biden’s historic mass pardon of anyone previously convicted on a federal charge of simple possession of marijuana. …

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Low-Dose THC Has Positive Effect on Morbidity, Quality of Life and Mortality in Geriatric and Palliative Patients

Low-dose THC “has a positive effect on morbidity, side effects, quality of life and mortality in geriatric and palliative patients”, according to a new study. The study was published by the peer-reviewed journal peer-reviewed journal MMW – Fortschritte der Medizin, as well as on the website for the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Cannabis-containing medicines …

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Study: THC/CBD Medications Provide Clinical Improvements to Poly Medicated Dementia Patients

A long-term THC/CBD medication “can be administered safely and with overall positive clinical improvement to poly medicated older adults with severe dementia and associated problems.” This is according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, and conducted by researchers in Switzerland. “The management of behavioral symptoms and rigidity in …

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Study: “CBD Might be Beneficial in Alleviating UVB-Induced Skin Damage in Humans”

The findings of a new study “indicate that CBD might be beneficial in alleviating UVB-induced skin damage in humans.” The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecules, and was epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health. It was conducted by researchers at Sichuan University in China. “Cannabidiol (CBD) has emerged as a phytocannabinoid …

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D.C. Mayor Signs Law Doubling Medical Marijuana Possession Limit Among Other Changes

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law an emergency ordinance that will alter the district’s medical marijuana law. Council Bill 240981 was signed by Mayor Bowser this week, allowing it to become law within 90 days. In addition to increasing the possession limit for qualified medical marijuana patients from four ounces to eight, …

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Five More States Consider Marijuana Legalization Next Month

19 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and five more may do so next month. On November 8th voters in five states will consider initiatives that would make marijuana legal for those 21 and older within their state’s boundaries. If all five were to pass, nearly half of the country would have legal marijuana …

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Study Finds CBD May Be Effective Against Brainstem and Limbic Seizures

A new study being published in the journal Pharmacological Reports has found that the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) is effective against brainstem and limbic seizures. “Cannabidiol (CBD) has been of rapidly growing interest in the epilepsy research field due to its antiseizure properties in preclinical models and patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy”, states the study, which …

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Oklahoma Governor Declares Special Election for Marijuana Legalization

In a press release Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a special election next year giving voters the opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older. Governor Stitt issued a proclamation setting the special election for March 7, 2023, at which point voters will decide the fate of State Question 820. The initiative failed …

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