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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Legislation to Prevent Marijuana Odor From Being Used as Probable Cause Passed by Maryland Senate Committee

A Maryland Senate committee has given approval to a bill that would prevent law enforcement from using marijuana odor as the sole evidence for probable cause or reasonable suspicion. Filed by Senator Jill P. Carter, Senate Bill 51 has received approval from the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committees, sending it towards a vote by the full …

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Vermont Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Law Passed in Committee

A Vermont proposal that would expand the state’s medical marijuana law, including doubling the number of plants a patient can grow, has been passed in its initial House committee. House Bill 270 was filed by State Representatives Matt Birong and Mike McCarthy. It recently received approval by the House Ways and Means Committee. It has …

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Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Calls for Federal Marijuana Legalization

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has endorsed the legalization of marijuana and released a model federal regulatory framework for the legal marijuana industry. The WSWA, a trade association founded 80 years ago in 1943, says their framework is rooted in the near century of experience the industry has in transporting and regulating …

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CBD Was Efficient in Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain in New Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) was efficient in preventing chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain in a new study published by the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. The study “aimed to investigate the effect of cannabidiol (CBD) on type 4 Toll-like receptors (TLR4), glial cells and pro-inflammatory cytokines during the neuropathic pain induced by the chemotherapy agent paclitaxel (PTX), as well …

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Study Finds CBD May Help Patients With Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome

The marijuana compound cannabidiol “may help manage patients with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome regarding seizure control and improve other aspects of the clinical spectrum of the disease”, according to new research. The research was published in the recent issue of the journal Epileptic Disorders. It was conducted by researchers at the University of Rome and the University …

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New Hampshire House Approves Measure Legalizing Personal Marijuana Cultivation for Patients

New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives has given approval to House Bill 431 to legalize the personal cultivation of medical marijuana. Filed by Representative Wendy Thomas, House Bill 431 was passed today in a voice vote as part of the House’s consent calendar. No lawmaker chose to pull the item from the consent calendar which …

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Arizona House Committee Passes Senate-Approved Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

Legislation to expand Arizona‚Äôs medical marijuana program has been passed by a key House committee the same month it was approved by the full Senate. Senate Bill 1466, filed by Senator Thomas Shope, has been given approval by the House Health and Human Services Committee. The vote was 7 to 2, sending it towards a …

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Using a Cell Membrane Bionic Delivery System for CBD May Help Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

A cell membrane bionic delivery system for CBD assisted with ultrasound “had good therapeutic effect against PTSD mice”, and may help to “alleviate the symptoms of PTSD.” This is according to a new study published by the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. The study was conducted by researchers at the Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, …

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New York Committee Approves Bill to Add Medical Marijuana Coverage to Public Insurance Programs

Legislation that would “add coverage of medical marijuana to public insurance programs and clarify that it may be covered by private insurance” has been passed by its initial committee in the New York Assembly. Sponsored by Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, A04713 was given approval today in an 18 to 7 vote by the Assembly Health …

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WA House Committee Votes to Protect Marijuana Users From Discrimination When Job Hunting

A Washington State House committee has voted to approve legislation that would protect most job applicants from discrimination if they use marijuana during their personal time. Senate Bill 5123 has already been passed by the full Senate in a 28 to 21 vote. Now, the bill introduced by Senator Karen Keiser along with nine cosponsors …

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