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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Study Finds Cannabinoids “May Have Utility in Cancer Immunotherapy Regimens”

According to a new Frontiers in Immunology study, specific cannabinoids “may have utility in cancer immunotherapy regimens by overcoming immune escape and augmenting cancer immune surveillance in metastatic disease.” Titled Specific cannabinoids revive adaptive immunity by reversing immune evasion mechanisms in metastatic tumours, the study was conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia, …

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Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed by 13 House Committees, 10 Senate Committees

Minnesota’s HF 100, which would legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older, has now been passed by 23 legislative committees. Filed by State Representative Zack Stephenson in the House with a companion bill in the Senate, HF 100 would allow those 21 and older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up …

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Medical Marijuana Bill Passed by Full Kentucky Senate

Kentucky’s full Senate has given approval to a measure that would make the state the 39th to legalize medical marijuana. The Senate voted 26 to 11 to pass Senate Bill 47, which was filed by Senator Steve West along with a bipartisan coalition of 13 cosponsors. The bill will now be sent to the House …

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Urges Government to Allow “Cannabis Consumption Establishments”

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce, which has over 60,000 members across Ontario, is calling on the government to explicitly allow “cannabis consumption establishments” (aka marijuana lounges). The Chamber put forth several recommendations as part of their 2023 Provincial Budget Submission that they feel will address some of the key hurdles that are preventing the marijuana …

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Here Are the 38 States That Have Legalized Medical Marijuana, and the 12 That Haven’t

Medical marijuana is now legal in the vast majority of U.S. states, with just 12 continuing a full-blown prohibition on the medicine. California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. In the 25 years since, 37 other states have followed suit, though they have varied greatly in their approach. Below we breakdown, …

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Second Senate Committee in Delaware Approves Bill to Create Legal Marijuana Industry

A legislative proposal to establish a licensed and regulated system of marijuana stores has been passed by a second Senate committee. The Senate Finance Committee gave approval today to House Bill 2 to legalize marijuana sales. Three members voted favorable, one voted “on its merits”, and none voted unfavorable. The measure will now be sent …

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New Hampshire House Votes 210 to 160 to Fully Repeal Marijuana Prohibition

New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives has given approval to legislation that would legalize marijuana without regulations or restrictions by fully repealing marijuana prohibition. The House voted 210 to 160 to pass House Bill 360, which was filed by Representative Kevin Nerville. The vote in the House came a s surprise to many proponents and …

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South Dakota Legislature Approves Bill to Expand List of Qualifying Medical Marijuana Conditions

A bill to greatly expand the list of conditions that qualify an individual to become a medical marijuana patient has been passed by South Dakota’s full legislature. Senate Bill 1 was passed by the House in a close 36 to 32 vote earlier this month. The Senate quickly approved the finalized version of the bill …

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Study: U.S. Veterans Reported “Positive Outcomes for Pain, Sleep, and Emotional Problems Because of Cannabis”

In a new study published by the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs the vast majority of U.S. veterans “reported positive outcomes for pain, sleep, and emotional problems because of cannabis use in two survey periods.” “Medical cannabis use among U.S. Veterans has continued to rise”, notes the abstract of the study, which was conducted by researchers …

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Washington D.C. Automatic Marijuana Expungement Bill Becomes Law

In January D.C. lawmakers approved a criminal justice reform bill that included a provision for the automatic expungement of marijuana possession charges, and the measure has now become law. The Second Chance Amendment Act was passed by the council by a vote of 13 to 0, and was subsequently signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. This …

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