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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Cannabidiol “Repairs Behavioral and Brain Disturbances” Produced by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Finds Study

The cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) may help to combat the negative symptoms associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. This is according to a new study published by the journal Pharmacological Research and conducted by researchers from Spain, Argentina and the United States. The study is titled Cannabidiol repairs behavioral and brain disturbances in a model …

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Study: Cannabis Use “Does Not Have a Negative Impact on Public Health”

Cannabis use “does not have a negative impact on public health in a manner detectable using health indicators”, finds a new peer-reviewed study. Conducted by researchers at the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, both in España, and the Autonomous University of Madrid, all in Spain, the study was published in …

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Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Announced

At a press conference proponents of legalizing marijuana in Hawaii held a press conference to announce new legislation to do just that. State Representative Jeanné Kapela held the press conference along with members of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii, and the ACLU of Hawaii to announce her new legislation. …

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Study Finds Medical Cannabis Improves Anxiety, Pain, Tiredness and Overall Well-Being Over a 12-Month Period

A new study has found that medical cannabis has sustained benefits including improvements in anxiety, pain and well-being. Conducted by researchers at McGill University Health Centre and the Université de Montréal, both in Canada, as well as The State University of New Jersey, the study was published in the recent issue of the journal Cannabis …

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Associated With a Reduction in Alcohol Use Disorder, No Increase in Psychosis

The state-level legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with a reduction in alcohol use disorder, according to a study published by the journal Psychological Medicine. “The causal impacts of recreational cannabis legalization are not well understood due to the number of potential confounds”, states the study. With this in mind, researchers “sought to quantify possible …

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Minnesota House Committee Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana passed an important hurdle today, receiving approval from the House Commerce, Finance and Policy Committee. The committee passed House Bill 100 today through a voice vote, with some Republicans opposed and all Democrats in support. “Members, Minnesotans are ready,” said State Representative Zack Stephenson, who sponsored the bill with 29 …

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Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Filed in West Virginia Legislature

A legislative proposal that would make marijuana legal for everyone 21 and older has been filed in West Virginia’s Legislature. House Bill 2091 was filed by Representative Danielle Walker and has been assigned to the House Health and Human Resources Committee. “In the interest of the efficient use of law-enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public …

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Report: Global CBD Market Valued at $6.7 Billion, to Grow to $23.24 Billion by 2026

A new report has determined that the global market for the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) is currently $6.77 billion. The 2022 Cannabidiol Global Market Report, conducted by Research and Markets, anticipates the CBD market to grow to $23.24 billion by 2026, a ___% increase with a ridiculously high compound annual growth rate of 36.1%. “The …

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Arizona Supreme Court Rules Maternal Medical Marijuana Use for Morning Sickness Does Not Constitute Child Neglect

By declining to hear any challenges to an appellate court ruling, the Arizona Supreme Court has effectively ruled that using marijuana during pregnancy to combat morning sickness does not constitute child abuse or neglect. The lower courts ruling determined that child welfare officials acted inappropriately when they placed a woman on a state registry for …

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Study Finds “Direct Relationship” Between Marijuana Use and Objectively Fewer Opioid and Benzodiazepine Prescriptions

A new study “provides a direct relationship between the initiation of cannabis therapy and objectively fewer opioid and benzodiazepine”. The study was conducted by researchers at the Rothman Orthopedic Institute and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and the Legacy Research Institute. It was published in the most recent issue of the journal …

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