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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Nevada Bill Would Legalize Cannabis Events and Allow Portable Cannabis Vendors

Legislation filed by State Representative Cameron Miller would legalize cannabis events and establish a license for “portable cannabis vendors”. Assembly Bill 253 would legalize the social use of marijuana in licensed places and during licensed events. It also explicitly allows for portable cannabis vendors who would be authorized to sell marijuana and marijuana products to …

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Maine: $14.4 Million in Legal Marijuana Sales in February, 242,282 Different Transactions

There was $14 million in legal marijuana purchased in Maine in February, bringing the total for the year to $28 million. This is according to data released by Maine’s Office of Cannabis Policy (OCP), which is part of the Department of Administrative and Financial Services. In total there was $14,451,293 worth of marijuana and marijuana …

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California Cannabis Bill Introduced to Protect Consumers from Price Gouging and Harmful Ingredients

California Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer has introduced legislation designed to protect cannabis consumers and the legal cannabis market by enhancing testing and labeling standards. “As consumers, we all want to know that what we purchase is safe, legal, and tested”, says Assemblymember Jones-Sawyer. “This is why I introduced AB 1610. As the cannabis industry continues to …

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Study: 59% of Neighborhoods in Canada Within a 5-Minute Drive of a Cannabis Store

A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review details just how much Canada’s legal cannabis market has grown since being legalized in 2018. Titled Access to legal cannabis market in Canada over the four years following non-medical cannabis legalisation, the study was conducted by researchers at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, the …

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Montana: $353 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold Between January, 2022 and February, 2023

In Montana there was $353 million in legal marijuana sold between January, 2022, and February of this year, resulting in over $50 million in taxes. In total since January, 2022 Montana sold $248,407,983 million in recreational marijuana and $104,632,495 million in medical marijuana, for a total of $353,040,478 in sales. January, 2022 was the first month …

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California Garnered $4.6 Billion in Marijuana Tax Revenue Between 2018 and 2022

According to data released by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, California has garnered over $4.6 billion in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales. In total California has earned $4,632,749,942 in revenue from the distribution of marijuana and marijuana products as of the end of 2022. This revenue came from nearly $20 billion …

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Florida Bill to Allow Telehealth for Medical Marijuana Renewals Unanimously Passed by Two Committees

Legislation that would allow physicians to renew patients medical marijuana cards via telehealth options has been passed unanimously by two committees in the House of Representatives. House Bill 387 was passed yesterday by the House Health and Human Services Committees in a 20 to 0 vote, eight days after it passed the House Healthcare Regulations …

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Pennsylvania Court Rules Medical Marijuana Costs Should Be Reimbursed by Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plans

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled today that the costs associated with the legal use of medical cannabis are eligible for reimbursement under workers’ compensation laws. The court ruled that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board made a mistake when it upheld a decision by Firestone Tire & Rubber that denied the reimbursement costs for the …

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Marijuana Store in Marysville, California Giving Out Free Products to Veterans on March 18

Marijuana retail outlet Perfect Union is collaborating with the Weed for Warriors Project to provide thousands of dollars worth of free marijuana products to veterans. On March 18th from 9 a.m. to noon Perfect Union in Marysville, California will be distributing $5,000 worth of free marijuana and marijuana products to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) …

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Report Finds Wisconsin Residents Purchased $121 Million of Marijuana in 2022 from Neighboring Illinois

A new legislative report has found that Wisconsin residents in 2022 spent well over $100 million on marijuana products purchased legally in Illinois, despite marijuana remaining illegal in Wisconsin. In total Wisconsin residents spent $121 million on marijuana and marijuana products in Illinois last year, which resulted in $36 million in taxes for Illinois. The …

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