Anthony Martinelli

Anthony Martinelli is Editor-in-Chief of The Marijuana Herald, a daily marijuana news and information website that launched in 2019.

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CBD Mitigated Neuronal Damage Induced by Kainate In an In-Vitro Seizure Model

Cannabidiol (CBD) mitigated the neuronal damage caused by kainate in an in-vitro seizure model, according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Neurobiology of Disease. The study states that epilepsy “is one of the most common brain disorder and, despite the possible use of several therapeutic options, many patients continue to have seizures …

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Report: Global Legal Marijuana Market Valued at $27 Billion, to Grow to $82 Billion by 2027

Despite marijuana remaining illegal in many parts of the world, the global legal marijuana market is now valued at $27.7 billion and is expected to grow to over $80 billion by 2027. The global cannabis market is estimated to be valued at $27.7 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $82.3 billion by 2027, …

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Cannabis Extracts May Help Treat Dermatophytosis and Other Skin Diseases

A new study has found that cannabis extracts “may be of value to treat dermatophytosis and other skin diseases caused by various microorganisms.” Published in the journal  Frontiers in Microbiology, the study was conducted by researchers at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and Charles University, both in Czechia. “Cannabis preparations are gaining popularity …

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Some Cannabinoids Have Toxic Effect on Colon Polyps, Says New Study

An International Journal of Molecular Sciences study has found that cannabinoids have a toxic effect on colon polyps, indicating therapeutic potential in battling colon cancer cells. “Purified cannabinoids have been shown to prevent proliferation and induce apoptosis in colorectal carcinoma cell lines”, claims the abstract of the study. The primary objective was to “assess the …

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Report: CBD Oil Market Valued at $2.42 Billion, to Grow to Over $15 Billion by 2028

According to a new report by Insight partners, the market for cannabidiol (CBD) oil has grown to $2.42 billion, and is expected to surpass $15 billion within the next six years. The CBD Oil Market report found that the CBD oil market size is expected to grow from USD 2.42 billion in 2021 to USD 15.66 billion by …

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Colorado Votes Next Month on Initiative to Legalize Psychedelics

Colorado voters in just 24 days will be deciding whether or not to legalize psychedelics, including licensed healing centers, making them just the second state to do so following Oregon. Proposition 122 is on the November 8th ballot in Colorado. The measure would decriminalize the possession, cultivation, consumption and sharing (for those aged 21 and …

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Study: Anxiolytic Effects of CBD on Frontline Health Care Workers Maintains for Up to a Month

The anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects of CBD in frontline health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic were maintained up to 1 month after the treatment discontinuation, “suggesting a persistent decrease in anxiety in this group in the real world”. This is according to a new study published by the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, and epublished by …

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Study: Cancer Patients with Refractory Pain May Find Relief With Oral Marijuana Spray

A new study published in the journal PLOS One has found that terminal cancer patients with refractory pain respond favorably to a marijuana spray containing equal parts THC and CBD. “This pilot study aimed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and exploratory analgesic effect of a novel water-soluble oro-buccal nanoparticle spray of a cannabis-based medicine …

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Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Drug Possession

The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed legislation today to decriminalize the possession of eight different drugs including MDMA, cocaine, psilocybin and LSD. The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed the legislation by a vote of 13 to 6. The measure was introduced by Labor Party MP Michael Pettersson. The Australian …

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Mission Green Launches Clemency Initiative to Release Parker Coleman, Serving 60 Years for Marijuana

Mission Green announced today the filing of a clemency petition for Parker Coleman, Jr., who is currently serving a 60-year federal sentence for marijuana-related offenses. This filing along with several other petitions comes on the heels of President Biden’s historic mass pardon of anyone previously convicted on a federal charge of simple possession of marijuana. …

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