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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Minnesota Governor Appoints Director of Marijuana Regulations, She Resigns Following Day

Erin Dupree has officially resigned as director of Minnesota’s marijuana regulatory body, a day after she was appointed by Governor Tim Walz. Dupree has resigned amid reports that she sold illegal cannabis products in the state, according to Minnesota Public Radio. She was set to officially take over the position on October 2. Interim director …

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North Carolina House Votes 110 to 0 to Regulate Kratom and Hemp-Derived Consumables

North Carolina’s full House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill that would establish a regulatory and licensing system for both kratom and products made from hemp. The House voted 110 to 0 yesterday to pass House Bill 563, filed by State Representative Jeffrey McNeeley along with a bipartisan coalition of 10 other lawmakers. The …

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US Senate Banking Committee Chairman Says Committee Will Pass Marijuana Banking Bill With a “Strong Majority”

Senator Sherrod Brown, a Democrat from Ohio who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, says that the committee will “decisively” pass the SAFER Banking Act when it’s considered on September 27. During an interview with Matt Laslo from Ask a Pol, Senator Brown says he expects a “strong majority” of the committee will vote to approve …

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New Michigan Bill Would Legalize Magic Mushrooms, DMT, Ibogaine and Mescaline

Legislation filed in the Michigan Legislature would legalize certain psychedelic substances. Senate Bill 499 would legalize the personal possession of psilocybin and psilocyn, both forms of magic mushrooms, while also legalizing DMT, mescaline and ibogaine. The proposal, filed by Senator Jeff Irwin, would allow these substances to be grow and distributed so long as it’s …

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Columbia, Missouri City Council Votes to End Marijuana Testing for Job Applicants

The Columbia City Council has approved an ordinance that will place an end to the practice of testing city employees for marijuana. The new law will go into effect on October 1. Approval of the ordinance follows a four-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 955 (representing …

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New York: Court Rules in Favor of Leafly Regarding Online Marijuana Advertising

Earlier this week, Leafly, a leading online cannabis information resource and marketplace, along with New York dispensary Stage One, jointly filed a legal challenge to certain portions of the recently adopted Adult Use Regulations in New York. On Thursday, the New York Attorney General’s Office agreed to a stay, and the court entered an order …

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NCAA Committee Votes to Remove Marijuana and Cananbinoids From Banned Substances List

Today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that a key committee has voted to recommend that marijuana and cannabinoids be removed from the list of banned substances. The NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports recommended that each of the three divisional governance bodies introduce and adopt legislation that would remove …

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Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Introduced in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Melissa Agard has announced new legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older. “Today, [State Representative Darrin Brian Madison Jr.] and I are introducing a bill to fully legalize cannabis for responsible, adult usage in the State of Wisconsin”, Agard said in a social media post. “The people …

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California Governor Sent Bill to Allow Older Patients to Access Marijuana at Health Care Facilities

Legislation that would allow older patients to use marijuana products at private hospitals and other healthcare facilities has been passed through the California Legislature and sent to Governor Gavin Newsom. Under the current law only those who are considered to be terminally ill may use marijuana in specified health care settings. Senate Bill 302 would …

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Rhode Island: August Breaks Monthly Marijuana Sales Record

For the fourth straight month marijuana sales in Rhode Island have set a new monthly record. The $9,672,793.26 in legal marijuana sold in August throughout Rhode Island is a roughly $200k increase over the record-breaking $9.46 million in sales in July. In June sales were $9.1 million, and they were $8.9 million in May, both …

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