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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Oregon: $76 Million in Legal Marijuana Sold in November, Price for Concentrates Reaches All-Time Low

Marijuana Sales passed $75 million for the ninth straight month in Oregon. There was $76.8 million worth of marijuana sold legally in Oregon in the month of November, according to data released by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission,. This is a modest decrease from the $78.6 million in marijuana sold in October. Total marijuana …

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Bipartisan Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Filed in Wisconsin Legislature

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers in Wisconsin have announced bicameral legislation aimed at decriminalizing marijuana possession. State Representatives Shae Sortwell (R) and Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D), along with Senator Lena Taylor (D), have announced new legislation that would make the personal possession of up to 14 grams of marijuana no longer a criminal offense. Under …

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Ohio: Marijuana Possession and Cultivation Becomes Legal In Five Days

Starting in the second half of next week, the possession and cultivation of recreational marijuana will be legal in Ohio. With 57% support Ohio voters approved Issue 2 last month, legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Starting Thursday, December 7, those 21 and older will be allowed to possess up to two and a half ounces …

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$46 Million Worth of Legal Marijuana Purchased in November in New Mexico

For the ninth straight month legal marijuana sales in New Mexico surpassed $45 million. In total there was $46,515,533.96 worth of legal marijuana and marijuana products sold in November. This is a slight decrease from the $46,682,243 sold in October, and is a little over $1.1 million less than the record breaking $47.7 million in …

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Ontario Government Proposes Doubling Number of Marijuana Stores

The Ontario government is proposing a doubling of the number of marijuana stores allowed in the province. “To respond to the growth of the legal cannabis retail market and combat illegal cannabis stores, the province is making amendments to Ontario Regulation 468/18 under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 to increase the number of stores that licensed …

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South Carolina Bill Would Make Smell of Marijuana No Longer Probable Cause for Search, Seizure or Arrest

Legislation filed yesterday in the South Carolina Senate would make it so that “the scent of marijuana alone does not provide law enforcement with reasonable suspicion or probable cause to support a stop, search, seizure, or arrest.” Filed by Senator Deon Tedder (D), the measure has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The measure …

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Federal Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Gains Four New Sponsors, Now Has 73

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act now has 73 sponsors. The MORE Act (H.R. 5601) was filed in September by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D), along with four other House members. As of last month, the number of sponsors climbed to 69, nearly a third of all House Democrats. Yesterday the …

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National Institute of Health Announces “Resource Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research”

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and National Cancer Institute have issued a funding opportunity for a Resource Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. “There’s growing interest in potential therapeutic uses of cannabis and its constituents among both health care providers and the public”, …

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Study Finds Marijuana Use Associated With Increased Empathy

Those who consume marijuana have higher levels of emotional comprehension and empathy compared to non-users, according to a study published by the Journal of Neuroscience Research. “It has been reported that cannabis consumption affects the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), a structure with a central role in mediating the empathic response”, notes the study’s researchers. “In …

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South Carolina Bill Prefiled to Tax and Regulate Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids, Limit Them to Those 21+

Legislation prefiled in the South Carolina Legislature would both tax and regulate products containing delta-8 THC and other hemp-derived cannabinoids. House Bill 4628 was prefiled recently by State Representative Rosalyn Henderson-Myers (D), preparing it for consideration in the upcoming legislative session that begins in January. The measure has been assigned to the Medical, Military, Public …

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