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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WA Bill to Protect Marijuana Users When Job Hunting Sent to Governor

Legislation that would prohibit businesses from refusing to hire someone for testing positive for marijuana has been sent to Governor Jay Inslee for consideration. Senate Bill 5123 was passed last week by the House of Representatives 57 to 41, after having already passed the Senate 28 to 21. Given it was amended slightly in the …

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Montana House Votes 65 to 35 to Redirect Marijuana Tax Revenue to General Fund

Montana’s full House of Representatives have passed House Bill 669 through its second reading. Filed by State Representative Bill Mercer, House Bill 669 passed the House in its second reading 65 to 35, just a few days after it passed the Appropriations Committee 15 to 8. It will now need to pass through a 3rd …

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Over $200 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Michigan in February, $32 Million in Taxes

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Despite being a short month there was over $200 million worth of marijuana and marijuana products purchased legally in Michigan in February. According to the latest Cannabis Regulatory Agency Monthly Report, Michigan marijuana stores sold 347,733 pounds and 354,020 fluid ounces worth of marijuana costing a total of $206,378,444. Medical marijuana sales were much lower …

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Case Report: Oil With CBD and THC Significantly Reduced Pain in Cat With Chronic Osteoarthritic Pain

In a clinical case report being published in the upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed journal Veterinary Medicine and Science, oil with both THC and CBD reduced the pain index by over 50% in a feline with chronic osteoarthritic pain. Conducted by researchers at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, the study was epublished ahead …

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Arkansas Bill to Codify Gun Rights for Medical Marijuana Patients Passed By Committee

A bill to make it so that medical marijuana patients and caregivers can receive, possess, conceal and transport firearms after a successful background check has been passed by a key House committee. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to pass House Bill 1784, filed by State Representative Aaron Pilkington. The proposal would amend the state’s …

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Over $40 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in New Mexico in February

According to data released by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department, there was over $40 million in legal marijuana sold in February, a slight increase from the month prior. In February in New Mexico consumers purchased $41,605,770 in legal marijuana and marijuana products. $27,663,790 of this was from recreational marijuana sales, with the remaining …

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Measure Establishing Rules and Regulations for Legal Marijuana Industry Passed by Maryland Senate

The full Maryland Senate has passed a measure establishing rules and regulations for the legal marijuana industry including licensed marijuana retail outlets. A little less than five months after voters approved an initiative to legalize marijuana, and three months before it takes effect, Maryland lawmakers have approved rules and regulations for the legal marijuana industry. …

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Study Finds CBD May be a “Therapeutic Agent Candidate for Endometriosis”

Due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and antiangiogenic effects, “CBD might be a therapeutic agent candidate for endometriosis”, states a newly published study. Titled Cannabidiol as a potential novel treatment for endometriosis by its anti-inflammatory, antioxidative and antiangiogenic effects in an experimental rat model, the study was published in the peer-reviewed publication Reproductive BioMedicine Online, as …

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Jones Soda Co. Launching Marijuana-Infused Sodas and Syrups in Nevada and Michigan

Jones Soda Co., the popular soda brand known for their unique flavors, will soon be launching a line of marijuana-infused drinks in Nevada. According to a press release, Jones will soon be launching their Mary Jones line of marijuana-infused sodas in Nevada and Michigan, after launching in California in June. Michigan and Nevada represent the …

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Connecticut Joint Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Decriminalize Psilocybin

Legislation that would decriminalize the personal possession of psilocybin (the hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms) has been passed by a legislative committee in Connecticut. Connecticut’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary voted 26 to 11 yesterday to pass House Bill 6734, which would remove the criminal penalties associated with possessing up to a half ounce of …

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