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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IRS Issues Guidance on Marijuana Businesses Receiving Over $10,000 in Cash

The IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel has published a memorandum providing guidance to state-legal marijuana companies that are having issues complying with Form 8300, which must be completed whenever a company receives over $10,000 in cash. The memorandum was issued in response to a set of questions regarding the Bank Secrecy Act, asked by those …

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President Biden Issues Proclamation Saying “My Administration Has Taken Historic Steps to End America’s Failed Approach to Marijuana”

President Biden has issued “A Proclamation on Second Chance Month, 2024″, saying “my Administration has taken historic steps to end America’s failed approach to marijuana.” “America was founded on the promise of new beginnings”, states the proclamation, issued today.  “During Second Chance Month, we recommit to building a criminal justice system that lives up to …

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Delaware Governor Sent Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana for Any Condition, Allow Those 65+ to Self-Certify

Legislation that would make several changes to Delaware’s medical marijuana law has been passed by the full legislature and sent to Governor John Carney. House Bill 285 would remove the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions, allowing physicians to recommend the medicine for any condition they deem appropriate. In addition, the proposal would allow …

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Virginia Governor Vetoes Bill to Legalize Marijuana Sales

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has officially vetoed legislation that would have legalized licensed marijuana sales. “States following this path have seen adverse effects on children’s and adolescent’s health and safety, increased gang activity and violent crime, significant deterioration in mental health, decreased road safety, and significant costs associated with retail marijuana that far exceed tax …

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Randomized Clinical Trial Finds CBD Provides Sustained Relief From Menstrual-Related Symptoms

According to a new study consuming soft-gel caps containing the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with the persitent alleviation of menstrual-related symptoms (MRS). The study was published in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, with the abstract published online ahead of print by the US National Library of Medicine. “Some individuals attempt to alleviate …

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DEA Says They’re “In the Process” of Writing Marijuana Rescheduling Recommendation, Says Administrator “Will Make a Decision On Where to Place It”

In recent remarks an official with the DEA said that when it comes to marijuana’s scheduling status, the agency is “in the process” of writing a recommendation, clarifying that Administrator Anne Milgram “will make a decision on where to place it – whether to change it or whether to remove it”. In a recent episode …

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Oklahoma Study Finds Medical Marijuana is Often Far Less Potent Than Advertised

Medical marijuana sold via licensed dispensaries in Oklahoma regularly has far less THC than is advertised on product labels, according to a new study. For the study, reported by NPR, an independent laboratory analysis of 15 different marijuana strains obtained at three dispensaries identified large discrepancies between the products’ labels and their THC content. In …

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27% of US Congress Now Sponsoring Marijuana Banking Legislation

Legislation to allow marijuana banking is now sponsored by 27% of the entire US Congress. The SAFE Banking Act, filed in April in the House of Representatives, now has 109 sponsors. An updated Senate version of the bill, called the SAFER Banking Act, has 36 sponsors. The combined 145 sponsors represents 27% of the entire …

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Florida Supreme Court Allows Marijuana Legalization Initiative to Appear on November Ballot

An initiative to legalize recreational marijuana will appear on this November’s ballot in Florida. “There are no Florida Supreme Court opinions ready for release today, March 28, 2024”, said the Florida Supreme Court on their official X page. This means that the court is unlikely to issue a ruling on Amendment 3 to legalize marijuana …

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Massachusetts Initiative to Legalize Psychedelics Receives Committee Hearing, May Appear on November Ballot

An initiative to legalize certain psychedelics is receiving consideration in a joint legislative committee. The measure may appear on the November ballot if rejected by lawmakers. In January Massachusetts for Mental Health Options (MMHO) submitted over 96,000 valid signatures for their psychedelics initiative, well more than the roughly 74,000 needed to force a vote of …

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