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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Montana Marijuana Sales Pass $25 Million for 12th Straight Month

There was over $25 million in legal marijuana sold in February in Montana. There was $25,091,075 worth of legal marijuana sold in February, according to the Montana Cannabis Control Division. This is almost identical to the $25,110,065 sold in January, and it marks the 12th consecutive month where sales were above $25 million. Sales data …

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Study: CBD Combined With THC a Better Anticonvulsant Than Either Compound By Itself

Cannabidiol (CBD) combined with delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was better at reducing seizures than either compound alone in an animal model, according to a new study. Published in the peer-reviewed journal Cells, the study was conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network in Toronto, The study was also published online …

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Vice President Kamala Harris Says Administration “Changed Federal Marijuana Policy”

Nearly 50 days ago Vice President Kamala Harris said “We changed federal marijuana policy”. Now, a campaign official gives some insight into what she meant. “We changed federal marijuana policy, because nobody should have to go to jail just for smoking weed”, said Harris on February 9 in a campaign video posted on the social …

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Global Cannabis Stock Index Up 50% Since October

The Global Cannabis Stock Index has seen a large increase in value over the past six months. The Index ended the day valued at 10.49, the first time it’s been above 10 since September. The current value marks a  51% increase over the value from exactly five months ago on October 27, when the market was …

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Florida Supreme Court Has Until April 1 to Decide Fate of Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The Florida Supreme Court has until Monday, April 1 to decide the fate of Amendment 3, an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. Last year the nonprofit political group Smart & Safe Florida campaign submitted 967,528 valid signatures on their initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, more than the 891,523 signatures required to put the measure a …

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Pew Poll Finds 88% of US Adults Support Legalizing Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana

An overwhelming share of U.S. adults say marijuana should be legal for medical and/or recreational use, according to a new nationwide Pew Research Center Poll. Nearly six-in-ten Americans (57%) say that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational purposes, while roughly a third (32%) say that marijuana should be legal for medical use only. Just …

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US Lawmakers Send Letter to AG Expressing “Frustration” In Lack of New Guidance Protecting State Marijuana Laws

A pair of US Representatives have expressed “frustration” that the Department of Justice has not reissued enforcement guidance that discourages federal interference with state marijuana laws, saying the current situation has led to a “legal limbo.” The letter was sent to US Attorney General Merrick Garland, and signed by Congressmembers Earl (D-OR) Blumenauer and Barbara …

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Republican Senators Led by Mitt Romney Urge DEA to Reject Rescheduling Marijuana

A group of Republican Senators sent a letter today to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) requesting they reject a request to reschedule marijuana. US Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) today led his Foreign Relations Committee colleagues, Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) and Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE), in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator …

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SAFE Banking Act Gains Two New Sponsors, Bringing Total to 109 (Representing 25% of the Entire US House)

Federal legislation to allow marijuana banking now has 109 sponsors in the US House of Representatives, representing 25% of the entire chamber. The SAFE Banking Act now has 109 sponsors, with Congressmembers David Trone (D-MD) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) signing on yesterday as the measure’s newest cosponsors. In the Senate, the SAFER Banking Act, has …

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Louisiana Senate Passes Bill to Extend Medical Marijuana Program to 2030

Legislation to extend the sunset period for Louisiana’s medical marijuana pilot program has been passed by the state’s full Senate. Senate Bill 228, filed by Senator Patrick McMath earlier this month, was passed by the Senate today by a vote of 32 to 5. This sends the measure to the House of Representatives, with passage …

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