Anthony Martinelli

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Montana: $1.5 Million in Marijuana Sold During First Two Days of Legal Sales

According to the state’s Department of Revenue, there was more than $1.5 million in marijuana and marijuana products sold in Montana during the first two days of legal sales (January 1st and 2nd). Legal marijuana sales began in Montana on Saturday, January 1st. On that day, and the following day, there was over $1.5 million …

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In Just 6 Years Support for Marijuana Legalization Has Nearly Doubled in Australia

Support for legalizing marijuana in Australia nearly doubled in just a six year period. This is according to a new report titled Changes in and correlates of Australian public attitudes toward illicit drug use, which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. “The present study explores Australian public support for more lenient treatment …

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Marijuana Didn’t Harm Embryo Development, Improved Locomotor Performances in Zebrafish Larvae

In a newly released study it was found that exposing zebrafish larvae to whole plant marijuana “showed no negative effects on embryo development and survival and enhanced the larvae’s locomotor performances”, which “may open up possible Cannabis sativa applications in human pharmacology as well as in other animal sectors.” The study. published in the journal …

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Legal Marijuana Sales Start in Montana on January 1st

In 2020 Montana voters passed an initiative to legalize marijuana. The fruits of that effort will payoff on January 1st, when legal marijuana sales begin to take place across the state. Beginning Saturday, January 1st those 21 and older will be able to walk into a legally licensed marijuana retail outlet and purchase up to …

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Starting January 1st Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing Will Be Banned In Philadelphia

An ordinance placing a prohibition on pre-employment marijuana drug testing will take effect on January 1st in Philadelphia. Once the ordinance takes effect, Philadelphia will join Nevada and New York City as areas that have placed an explicit ban on employers requiring applicants to perform a marijuana drug test. The new law does place an …

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Study: Low-THC Marijuana Useful in Managing Behavioral Problems Associated with Autism

According to a new study marijuana that’s high in CBD and low in THC “seems to be promising in managing behavioral problems associated with autism”,  and it “could be effective in managing the core symptoms and cognitive functions.” Autism spectrum disorder is “a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in communication, social interaction, restricted interest, and …

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Here Are the 18 States Where Marijuana is Legal

In 2011 there was not a single state in the U.S. where recreational marijuana was legal. Now, 10 years later, there are 18 legal marijuana states. Here’s a look at the 18 states where marijuana is legal. Colorado and Washington led the way in November, 2012 when voters approved initiatives to legalize marijuana, for all …

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Study: Marijuana-Derived Phytocannabinoids Useful in Combatting Parkinson’s Disease

Phytocannabinoids derived from marijuana may ameliorate the progression of Parkinson’s disease, and may reduce the risk of developing it to begin with. This is according to a new study published by the journal Brain Science, and titled The Neuroprotective Effects of Cannabis-Derived Phytocannabinoids and Resveratrol in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Literature Review of Pre-Clinical Studies. …

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CBD is Effective in Treating Stress, Finds New Study

According to a new meta-study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, CBD is “effective in significantly reducing the stress response”, and is “non-inferior to pharmaceutical comparators”. As noted by the study’s researchers, our body’s stress response “is a well-defined physiological function activated frequently by life events.” However, “sometimes the stress response can be inappropriate, …

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Legislation to Legalize Marijuana Prefiled in Maryland

Legislation that would put the legalization of marijuana to a vote of the people next year in Maryland has been prefiled by Delegate Luke Clippinger. The constitutional amendment – House Bill 1 – has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee, which Clippinger is the chair of. If it makes its way through the state’s …

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