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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New North Carolina Bill Would Legalize Marijuana, Expunge Past Offenses

A group of seven North Carolina Senators have filed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. Senate Bill 346 was filed by Senator Graig Meyer with six cosponsors. The measure would legalize, for those 21 and older, the possession of up to two ounces of dried marijuana, up to 15 grams of marijuana concentrates (hash, oil, etc.) …

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Maryland Senate Committee Approves Bill Establishing Legal Marijuana Industry

A bill to follow voters’ wishes and establish a licensed, regulated and taxed system of legal marijuana stores has been passed by Maryland’s Senate Finance Committee. The committee approved Senate Bill 516 by a vote of 7 to 2, moving it towards a vote by the full Senate. A version of the bill has already …

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South Dakota Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women from Becoming Medical Marijuana Patients

South Dakota legislation that explicitly prohibits women who are pregnant or breastfeeding from joining the state’s medical marijuana program was signed into law today by Governor Kristi Noem. House Bill 1053, “An Act to prohibit the issuance of a written certification to a pregnant woman or breastfeeding mother for purposes of medical cannabis use”, was …

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Delaware Senate to Vote Tuesday on House-Approved Marijuana Legalization Bills

The Delaware Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on two bills that would legalize marijuana and establish a legal marijuana industry. House Bill 1 and House Bill 2, both filed by State Representative Ed Osienksi in the House and sponsored by Senator Trey Paradee in the Senate, are scheduled for votes in the Delaware Senate …

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Study: CBD Decreases Daytime Drowsiness and is Associated With a Lower Prevalence of Low Testosterone Levels in Men

In a new study the administration of the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) “decreased daytime drowsiness and was associated with a lower prevalence of low testosterone levels in older men as compared to age-adjusted population norms.” “Previous research indicated that cannabidiol (CBD) may result in low levels of male total testosterone (TT), elevations in liver tests …

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Cheech and Chong Launch Online Marijuana Community “Bowlmates”

Cheech and Chong has launched a new online community that connects like-minded cannabis enthusiasts from around the world “in a community where users can share and talk openly without fear of unnecessary suppression.” “With other social media platforms censoring cannabis posts and content, it was time to build our own community that is inclusive for …

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$148 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in Oregon in January and February

There was $75.6 million in legal marijuana sold in January in Oregon, and $72.7 sold in February. Oregon sold a total of $148,366,891 million between January 1 and February 28 this year, with sales data not yet available for any part of March. This is according to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis …

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Nevada Garnered $649 Million in Marijuana Taxes Since Start of Legal Sales, $3.5 Billion Sold

Nevada has garnered just shy of $650 million in marijuana taxes since legal sales began in July of 2017. In total Nevada made $649 million in taxes from the legal distribution of $3,595,065,939 worth of marijuana and marijuana products. This is according to data released by the Nevada Department of Taxation, and including sales information …

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Study Finds CBD May Help Combat Parkinson Disease

The cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) “acts as neuroprotector in dopaminergic neurons, reducing neurotoxicity and α-syn accumulation highlighting its potential in the treatment of PD”, according to a new study. The study is being published in the recent issue of the journal Neurochemical Research, and it was epublished online ahead of print by the National Library …

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North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Those in Hospice Care to Self-Certify as Medical Marijuana Patients

Legislation to allow those in hospice care to certify themselves as medical marijuana patients has been signed into law by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. House Bill 1478, “relating to the self-certification of an individual admitted into the hospice program for the medical use of marijuana”, was signed into law Thursday by Governor Burgum. The …

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