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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Hearing Scheduled for Massachusetts Bill to Preserve Gun Rights for Medical Marijuana Patients

Legislation to “preserve second amendment rights for medical marijuana patients” has been scheduled for a hearing in the Massachusetts Legislature. Senate Bill 1514 was filed in February by Senator Ryan Fattman (R), and it was subsequently assigned to the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. After sitting dormant for over nine months, the …

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In States Where It’s Legal Recreationally, Over $15 Billion in Marijuana Sold So Far in 2023

Between January 1 and October 31 of this year, there was $15.9 billion worth of marijuana and marijuana products sold in states where it’s legal for recreational use. Among the 24 states that have legalized recreational marijuana, the vast majority have marijuana retail outlets open for business, with some having passed their legalization law too …

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Massachusetts: 100,000 More Signatures Submitted for Psychedelic Legalization Initiative

Proponents behind a Massachusetts initiative to legalize psychedelics have submitted 100,000 new signatures. Last month Massachusetts for Mental Health Options said it had collected over 75,000 verified signatures from registered voters, more than the 74,574 needed to force the state’s legislature to consider the proposal. Now, the group says it has submitted 100,000 new signatures …

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New York: Over $100 Million Sold in First 10 Month of Legal Marijuana Sales

There has been over $100 million worth of legal marijuana sold in New York so far this year. According to the New York Office of Cannabis Management (NYOCM), there was $104 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold by licensed marijuana stores between January 1 and October 31. This is despite a rough rollout of …

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“Stop Pot Act” to Withhold Funds from Legal Marijuana States Now Has Five Sponsors in US House

Filed in September, the Stop Pot Act now has five sponsors in the US House of Representatives. Filed by North Carolina Congressmember Chuck Edwards, the Stop Pot Act would withhold federal funding from states and tribes that have legalized recreational marijuana. The measure was filed with just one cosponsor. Since being filed, the measure has …

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US House: Federal Bill to Deschedule Marijuana Has 69 Sponsors, 32% of All Democrats

In September House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D), along with four other House members, filed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 5601). It now has 69 sponsors. Described as “one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress” by Representative Nadler, the MORE Act would …

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Missouri: $113 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in October, Year-to-Date Sales Pass $1 Billion

For the ninth straight month there was over $100 million in legal marijuana sold in Missouri. In total there was $113.1 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold legally in Missouri in October. $95.5 million of this was purchased for recreational use, with the remaining $17.6 million purchased by medical marijuana patients. Sales totals for …

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New Hampshire Governor Says Marijuana Legalization is “Inevitable”

It’s “inevitable” that marijuana will be legalized in New Hampshire, according to Governor Chris Sununu (R). When asked at a recent event about the state potentially legalizing marijuana, Governor Sununu said they are “looking at that”, before saying “that it is inevitable.” In April New Hampshire’s House of Representatives voted 272 to 109 to pass …

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US Senate Leader Says Chamber is “Getting Close” to Vote on Federal Marijuana Banking Act

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who vowed in September that a federal marijuana banking act will be voted on “very soon”, said in a recent interview the chamber is “getting close” to a vote. The SAFER Banking Act passed the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in September. It is now sponsored by …

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Snoop Dogg Confirms He is Not Giving Up Marijuana, Announces Promotion of “Smokeless” Stove

Roughly four days after Snoop Dogg says he “Decided to give up smoke”, setting media ablaze, Snoop has clarified his statement. Last week on Instagram Snoop Dogg made a post stating “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.” This led to …

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