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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DEA to Begin Collecting Public Comments on Marijuana Rescheduling Tomorrow, May 21

The DEA released its proposed rules for the rescheduling of marijuana last week. These rules will be officially published in the Federal Register tomorrow, initiating the legally required 60-day public comment period. According to the notice published by the DEA, the agency plans to reschedule marijuana, moving it from its current Schedule I status to …

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Nebraska Campaign to Put Medical Marijuana Legalization on November Ballot Collects Over 60% of Required Signatures

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A campaign aiming to place a medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot in Nebraska has collected over 60% of the required signatures. Crista Eggers, campaign manager for the nonprofit group Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana, says they’ve collected over 55,000 signatures on their initiative to legalize medical marijuana, as well as on their companion initiative …

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These 3 States Are Set to Legalize Marijuana Within the Next 6 Months

2024 has already been a historic year for marijuana reform, and it’s shaping up to be even more significant with New Hampshire, Florida, and South Dakota all on track to legalize marijuana within the next six months. While several other states could legalize marijuana this year, the three mentioned above not only have a real …

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Federal Bill to Deschedule Marijuana, Allow Expungements, Gains 89th Sponsor

Legislation in the United States House of Representatives that would deschedule marijuana and facilitate expungements has just gained its 89th sponsor. Congressmember Bill Foster (D-IL) joined as a cosponsor to the MORE Act yesterday, a little over a year after it was filed. The measure now has 89 sponsors, more than any other marijuana-related bill …

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New York Legislation Filed to Allow Licensed Cannabis Events

New York Senator Michelle Hinchey has introduced a legislative proposal aimed at regulating cannabis events across the state. Senate Bill 9679, if passed, will amend the existing cannabis law by adding Section 130-a, which establishes a framework for cannabis event permits. The bill defines a “cannabis event” as an event where licensed retailers of adult-use …

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Louisiana Governor Receives Bill to Extend Medical Marijuana Program to 2030

The Louisiana Legislature gave final approval this week to a bill that would extend the sunset period for Louisiana’s medical marijuana pilot program, sending it to Governor Jeff Landry. Senate Bill 228 passed through its third and final reading in the House of Representatives on May 13 by a vote of 89 to 1. The …

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US Congress: Defense Bill Includes Ending Marijuana Testing for Military Recruits

A federal defense bill expected to be passed by the US Congress in the coming weeks would end marijuana testing for military recruits and prospective officers. A defense bill released this week—which must be approved to continue funding the nation’s defenses and military operations—includes a provision prohibiting the military from requiring a cannabis test for …

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New Jersey Bill Would Require Workers’ Comp and Health Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana

Legislation that “Requires workers’ compensation, PIP, and health insurance coverage for the medical use of cannabis under certain circumstances” has been filed in the New Jersey Legislature. Assembly Bill 4371 was filed yesterday by Representative Herbert Conaway (D). The measure has been assigned to the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurances Committee. “Notwithstanding the provisions of …

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Nationwide Fox News Poll Finds 69% of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

According to a new Fox News Poll, roughly seven out of every 10 registered voters in the United States support legalizing marijuana. The poll found majority support for marijuana legalization among all political affiliations, including 81% of Democrats, 65% of independents and 55% of Republicans. The poll found that a majority supported legalization across all …

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Public Comment on Marijuana Rescheduling Begins Tuesday, May 21

Yesterday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) published its proposed rules for rescheduling marijuana. These rules will be officially published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, initiating the legally required 60-day public comment period. The notice published yesterday by the DEA states that the agency plans to reclassify marijuana from its current status as a Schedule …

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