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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These 4 States Are On Track to Legalize Marijuana Within the Next 6 Months

As marijuana legalization continues to gain momentum across the United States, four states are poised to make significant strides in the next six months. Legislative efforts and voter initiatives are advancing in Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Florida, and North Dakota, each working towards establishing legal frameworks for recreational marijuana use. Here’s a closer look at the …

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North Carolina Senate Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

North Carolina’s full Senate has given initial approval to legislation that would make medical marijuana legal. y a vote of 33 to 9, the Senate has passed House Bill 563 through its second reading. The measure will receive a third and final reading on Monday, with expected passage sending it to the House of Representatives. …

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Predict Marijuana Legalization Bill Reaching Governor This Year, Sales Starting July 2025

During a Twitter Spaces event on Wednesday, Pennsylvania Senators Dan Laughlin (R) and Sharif Street (D) expressed cautious optimism about the potential for marijuana reform in the current legislative session. Senator Laughlin, who is cosponsoring bipartisan marijuana legalization legislation (House Bill 2500) that was recently announced, noted a shift in attitudes among Senate Republicans over …

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The 10 Largest Recreational Marijuana Markets in the US

There are 23 states that have legalized the licensed distribution of recreational marijuana. Here’s a look at the 10 with the most lucrative markets. Between 2012 and now, the US has gone from having no states with legal recreational marijuana markets to having nearly two dozen. Although a couple of the 23 states with legal …

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North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Legislation that would legalize medical marijuana has been passed by a key committee in North Carolina’s Senate. North Carolinians suffering from cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other debilitating illnesses would be able to legally purchase, possess and use medical marijuana, pending the adoption of House Bill 563 by state lawmakers. The state Senate Judiciary Committee …

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Study: Reddit Became Key Platform for Cannabis Conversations Among Young People Amid Pandemic

A recent study published in the journal PLOS One highlights the significant role social media, particularly Reddit, played in facilitating conversations about cannabis use among young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study focused on the subreddit r/saplings, a popular forum for cannabis-related discussions, to understand the nature of information sought and shared by its …

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North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida: The Three Recreational Marijuana Initiatives Being Voted on This November

With the news that North Dakota has already reached their signature threshold in less than two months, it’s becoming clear which states will vote this November on recreational marijuana initiatives. Twenty-four states have legalized recreational marijuana, and three more are aiming to join the list this November. Below is an overview of these three initiatives.

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Delaware House Approves Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales to Begin This Year

The Delaware House of Representatives has approved a bill that allows medical marijuana dispensaries to transition quickly into the recreational market, allowing recreational sales months ahead of schedule. Today, the House voted 29 to 11 to pass House Bill 408, sponsored by State Representative Ed Osienski, with a companion bill from Senator Trey Paradee. The …

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Arizone Governor Vetoes Bill to Legalize Psilocybin Therapy Centers

Legislation that would have legalized access to psilocybin mushrooms has been vetoed by Governor Katie Hobbs (D). “Today, I vetoed Senate Bill 1570”, said Governor Hobbs in a public statement. “The state’s psilocybin research advisory board established last year recently issued its annual report with a clear message: although psilocybin may be a promising treatment …

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Study: Access to Medical Cannabis Linked to Improved Mental Health in Older Adults

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that older adults living within a 30-minute drive of a licensed medical cannabis dispensary report fewer days of poor mental health. The study, titled Medical Cannabis Availability and Mental Health: Evidence From New York’s Medical Cannabis Program, was conducted by teams from the University …

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