Anthony Martinelli

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December Marijuana Sales Set New Record in Michigan

There was more legal marijuana sold in December in Michigan than any month prior, according to data released by the state. According to the state, there was $135 million in recreational marijuana and marijuana products sold in December, a new record. There was an addition $33 million worth of medical marijuana sold. The numbers “marked …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Help Prevent and Treat Peanut Allergies

According to a new study epublished by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids interfere with peanut sensitization and promotes tolerogenic responses, “which might well pave the way for the development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for peanut allergy.” “Cannabinoids are lipid-derived mediators with anti-inflammatory properties in different diseases”, states the study’s abstract. “WIN55212-2, a …

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Mississippi Senate Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Legislation that would establish a comprehensive medical marijuana program in Mississippi has been passed by a key senate committee. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee voted today to pass Senate Bill 2095, which would allow those with a recommendation from a physician to possess and consume up to 3.5 grams of marijuana per day. …

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Italy: Enough Signatures Collected to Put Marijuana and Magic Mushrooms Initiative to a Vote

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation has announced that proponents seeking to place the legalization of marijuana and magic mushrooms cultivation to a vote of the people have collected enough valid signatures to do so. A few months after activists submitted over 600,000 signatures for an initiative that would legalize the personal cultivation of marijuana as …

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With an Increase in Traffic Fatalities

According to a new study published in the journal The Review of Regional Studies, neither the legalization of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities. For the study researchers studied the relationship between marijuana legalization and traffic fatalities over the 35-year period between 1985 and 2019. Although …

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Legal Marijuana States Have Surpassed $10 Billion in Tax Revenue

A new report from the Marijuana Policy Project shows that legalization states reported a combined total of $10.4 billion in tax revenue since sales began in 2014 The Marijuana Policy Project has released a new report on tax revenue generated from state-legal, adult-use cannabis since 2014 when sales began in Colorado and Washington state. As …

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New Hampshire House Votes 241 to 113 to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation to legalize marijuana for those 21 and older has been passed overwhelmingly by the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The Republican-led house voted yesterday 241 to 113 to pass a measure that would allow those 21 and older to possess, use and grow marijuana: Up to three-fourths an ounce and up to six plants …

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Canada Eases Access to Psychedelic Drugs

Regulators in Canada have made the move to ease access to psychedelic drugs to allow for medical use under certain circumstances. “There has been emerging scientific evidence supporting potential therapeutic uses for some restricted drugs, most notably psychedelic restricted drugs such as MDMA and psilocybin,” said Health Canada in a posting on the Canada Gazette. Under the …

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Illinois Marijuana Sales Doubled in 2021 to $1.38 Billion

In Illinois marijuana sales in 2021 doubled that of the previous year and easily surpassed the $1 billion mark. According to new data released by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations (IDFPR), there was $1,379,088,278.61 in legal recreational marijuana and marijuana products sold in 2021 throughout the state. This doubles the $669 million …

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Colorado Governor Pardons Hundreds for Marijuana Offenses

Colorado Governor Jared Polis began the new year by issuing hundreds of pardons for those caught possessing up to two ounces of marijuana. Governor Jared Polis announced last week that he has granted three commutations, fifteen individual pardons, and signed an Executive Order granting 1,351 pardons for convictions of possession of two ounces or less …

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