Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Marijuana Herald, a daily marijuana news and information website that launched in 2019. You can reach Anthony at [email protected].

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Indiana Committee Recommends Launching a Psilocybin Pilot Program

Indiana’s Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services interim study committee has voted to recommend that the state approve a pilot program for psilocybin  (“magic mushrooms”) therapy. According to a report released by the committee, the “prevailing view is that psilocybin should not be a Schedule I drug and has proven medical benefits.” With that …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Help Improve Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis, Hair Growth, and Skin Cancer

According to a new meta-analysis published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, cannabinoids may help improve “eczema, acne, pruritus, psoriasis, hair growth, and skin cancer and have anti-aging effects on skin.” “The therapeutic application of cannabinoids has gained traction in recent years”, notes the abstract of the study, published online by the National Institute …

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In Study Over 80% of Marijuana Users Stopped Using Over-the-Counter and Prescription Sleep Aids

According to a new Washington State University study, published in the journal Exploration of Medicine, most people who report using marijuana to get a good night’s rest have quit using over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids all together. “More than 80% of the 1,255 cannabis users surveyed for the analysis reported no longer using over-the-counter or prescription …

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Wisconsin Governor Issues Dozens of Marijuana Pardons

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) announced this week that he’s issuing dozens of additional pardons to those convicted for marijuana-related charges. Governor Evers announced that he has issued 82 to new pardons, the majority going to people convicted for drug-related charges, and many of those for simple marijuana possession. “It continues to be a privilege to …

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Canada: CA$444 Million in Marijuana Sold in September, over 3,600 Marijuana Stores Now Open

In Canada there was nearly half a billion dollars worth of legal marijuana sold in September. According to Statistics Canada, there was CA$440 million worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in September. This is a slight decrease over the CA$464 million sold in August, but a roughly 10% increase over the CA$392 sold …

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Federally Funded Study Finds Marijuana May Help Improve Sleep For Those With Anxiety

According to a new study funded by a federal grant those with anxiety “reported better sleep after cannabis-use-only and after co-use, but not after alcohol-use-only.” “Sleep problems and anxiety conditions are common comorbidities and may be influenced by cannabis and alcohol use”, begins the study’s abstract. “This study examined daily within-person variation in subjective sleep …

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Study: High School Students No More Likely to Use Marijuana After Legalization

Highschoolers were no more likely to use marijuana after it was legalized, according to a study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst. While perceived marijuana use by family and friends was found to increase the possibility of marijuana use in highschoolers, no association was found between the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use …

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Texas Woman Banned for Life From Carnival Cruise Line Over Federally-Legal CBD

Carnival Cruise has given a lifetime ban to a Texas woman who brought CBD gummies on board, despite them being federally legal. Texas woman Melinda Van Veldhuizen has gone on so many cruises with Carnival Cruise that she has previously received priority boarding. Despite this, the cruise company has given Melinda a permanent ban for …

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Connecticut: Despite Liquor Stores Needing to Close, Marijuana Stores Can Remain Open on Thanksgiving

Licensed marijuana retail outlets can remain open on Thanksgiving, according to the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. “Cannabis sales at all licensed cannabis establishments are allowed on Thanksgiving Day”, according to a recent notice posted by the Department. “Consumers should check with retailers directly for holiday hours.” The notice states that “Any reporting to the …

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New Jersey Legislation Would Establish a Cannabis Certified Worker Grant Program

Legislation filed this week in the New Jersey Legislature would establish a Cannabis Certified Worker Grant Program and Social Equity Certified Worker Hiring Grant Program. Filed on Monday by State Representatives Anthony Verrelli and Angela Mcknight, Assembly Bill 5691 has been referred to the Assembly Oversight, Reform and Federal Relations Committee. “There is established in …

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