Anthony Martinelli

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New York: Physicians Now Can Recommend Medical Marijuana for Any Condition

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced this week that the state’s medical marijuana program is being significantly expanded. The OCM says that effective immediately physicians will be able to recommend medical marijuana for literally any condition they feel it can be useful for. This is a stark change from the state’s previous policy …

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Mississippi’s Full Legislature Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

The full Mississippi Legislature has now given approval to legislation that will establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Senate Bill 2095 has now been given final approval by the House of Representatives and Senate, following their agreement on amendments the House made after it passed the Senate. The measure’s final vote in the House was …

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Retail Giant Amazon Announces Support for Federal Marijuana Bill

In a surprise announcement Amazon made it clear yesterday that they support legalizing marijuana, for all uses, across the United States. “We’re pleased to endorse @RepNancyMace ‘s States Reform Act”, said Amazon Public Policy in an official Tweet. “Like so many in this country, we believe it’s time to reform the nation’s cannabis policy and …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Associated With Improved Health-Related Quality of Life

Medical marijuana is associated with improvements in health-related quality of life including anxiety and sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research, and published online ahead of print by the National Library of Medicine. According to the study, “there is a growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of …

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$1.2 Billion in Marijuana Sold in Arizona During First Year of Legal Sales

In 2021, the first year or legal sales, there was $1.2 billion in marijuana and marijuana products sold in Arizona. The $1.2 billion in sales garnered the state $190 million in taxes, and that’s not including taxes made in December. This is according to data released by the Arizona Department of Revenue. “Rarely does an …

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Full Mississippi House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Mississippi’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation that would make medical marijuana legal in the state for the first time since the start of prohibition. The Mississippi House voted 104 to 14 to pass Senate Bill 2095, a larger margin than even proponents expected. The measure would allow those with a qualifying medical condition …

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Thailand to Remove Marijuana as a Controlled Substance

Thailand will soon remove marijuana as a controlled substance, effectively decriminalizing its possession and consumption. Thailand was already the first country in Southeast Asia to legalize medical marijuana, and now the nation’s Food and Drug Administration is set to propose the removal of marijuana from a list of controlled drugs to the narcotics control board. …

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Study: Marijuana Users Have Improved Sexual Function, Better Orgasms

Young people (aged 18 to 30) who use marijuana have improved sexual function and experience better orgasms, according to a new study published in the journal Healthcare. The study, titled The Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol Use on Sexuality: An Observational Study in Young People (18–30 Years), was conducted by researchers at the University of …

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed in Delaware

Legislation that would legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older has been filed in Delaware. Representative Ed Osienski’s legislation (House Bill 305) would allow those 21+ to purchase, possess and consume up to an ounce of marijuana for all uses. The measure, would not allow marijuana to be cultivated for personal use, with only licensed …

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Canada: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With Increased Psychosis or Schizophrenia

New research shows that marijuana legalization in Canada “was not associated with evidence of significant changes in cannabis-induced psychosis or schizophrenia emergency department presentations”. The study, published by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, is titled Associations Between Canada’s Cannabis Legalization and Emergency Department Presentations for Transient Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Schizophrenia Conditions: Ontario and Alberta, 2015-2019. …

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