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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Nevada Garnered $649 Million in Marijuana Taxes Since Start of Legal Sales, $3.5 Billion Sold

Nevada has garnered just shy of $650 million in marijuana taxes since legal sales began in July of 2017. In total Nevada made $649 million in taxes from the legal distribution of $3,595,065,939 worth of marijuana and marijuana products. This is according to data released by the Nevada Department of Taxation, and including sales information …

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Study Finds CBD May Help Combat Parkinson Disease

The cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) “acts as neuroprotector in dopaminergic neurons, reducing neurotoxicity and α-syn accumulation highlighting its potential in the treatment of PD”, according to a new study. The study is being published in the recent issue of the journal Neurochemical Research, and it was epublished online ahead of print by the National Library …

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North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Allowing Those in Hospice Care to Self-Certify as Medical Marijuana Patients

Legislation to allow those in hospice care to certify themselves as medical marijuana patients has been signed into law by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. House Bill 1478, “relating to the self-certification of an individual admitted into the hospice program for the medical use of marijuana”, was signed into law Thursday by Governor Burgum. The …

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$395 Million in Legal Marijuana Purchased in Canada in January

There was CA$395 million ($287 million) in legal marijuana and marijuana products purchased in Canada in January, a 14% increase from January, 2022. Although the total number of marijuana sales is up from last January, it’s down 7% from December. Sales in December reached a monthly record of CA$425.9 million. This is according to data …

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South Dakota Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program Signed Into Law by Governor

A bill that greatly expands the list of conditions that qualify an individual to become a medical marijuana patient in South Dakota has been signed into law by Governor Kristi Noem. Senate Bill 1 was passed by the state’s Senate in January by a vote of 20 to 15 and was approved by the House …

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Colorado House Passes Bill Allowing for Overdose Prevention Centers (aka Safe Injection Sites)

Colorado’s full House of Representatives has voted 43 to 21 to pass legislation that would allow localities to operate overdose prevention centers (aka safe injection sites). Colorado House Bill 1202 was filed by State Representative Judith Amabile along with a massive list of 38 cosponsors (all Democrat). The bill specifies that “a city may authorize …

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Report: Global Cannabis-Infused Edibles Market Valued at $5.14 Billion, to Grow to $9.28 Billion by 2028

According to a new report the global cannabis-infused edibles market is currently valued at over $5 billion, and is anticipated to grow rapidly in the coming years. Conducted by Research and Markets, the report found that as of the start of 2023, the global marijuana-infused edibles market is worth $5.14 billion. It’s expected to grow …

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Marijuana Filed in Idaho

Idaho is one of just 12 states that have not legalized medical marijuana, but that would change under a new bill filed today in the state’s legislature. “In enacting this bill, it is the intent of the legislature to authorize the use of medical cannabis for persons diagnosed with a substantial health condition”, states House …

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New Mexico Committee Approves Legalizing Safe Injection Sites

A bill that would establish an overdose prevention program to allow for safe injection sites has been passed by its initial House committee. House Bill 263 has been passed by the House Judiciary Committee, moving it closer to a vote by the full House. According its official synopsis the bill would amend the Harm Reduction …

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Group of Rhode Island Lawmakers File Bill to Legalize Psilocybin

Legislation that would legalize the possession and personal cultivation of psilocybin has been filed in Rhode Island. Rhode Island Senate Bill 806 would amend the state’s law on controlled substances “to permit a person to possess less than 1 ounce of psilocybin and would allow psilocybin to be cultivated at a person’s residence for personal …

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