Johnny Green

Johnny Green is a marijuana activist from Oregon. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy. Follow Johnny Green on Facebook and Twitter. Also, feel free to email any concerns.

May 022015
 May 2, 2015
Telephone TownHall Meeting With Dr. Carl Hart And The Drug Policy Alliance

By David Borden Protecting Our Children: How Drug Education Is Failing Our Kids and What We Need To Do About It A Telephone TownHall Meeting Hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance, Thursday, May 14, 1:00-2:00pm EST Featuring: Dr. Carl Hart, Associated Professor, Columbia University and Research Scientist, New York State Psychiatric Institute, in conversation with asha bandele, Director Advocacy Grants Program, Drug Policy Alliance. Visit http://bit.ly/DrCarlHart to RSVP. Space is limited. Audience participation is encouraged. Article From StoptheDrugWar.org – Creative Commons Licensing – Donate

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
House Members Re-Introduce Bill To Prevent Federal Prosecutions Of State-Compliant Marijuana Consumers, Businesses

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, along with five other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced legislation to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to marijuana. HR 1094 states, “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.” Representative Rohrabacher sponsored a budgetary amendment last year to limit federal interference in states with marijuana regulation schemes.

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
California State Assembly Passes Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Bill

The California State Assembly passed AB 258, The Medical Cannabis Organ Transplant Act, yesterday by a vote of 52 to 8. The bill is authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the nation’s leading medical cannabis patients’ advocacy organization. Medical cannabis patients in California are routinely removed from the organ transplant waiting list if they test positive for cannabis use – even legal doctor-recommended medical cannabis. However, medical research has shown that there is no significant difference in survival rates between medical cannabis patients and non-users who receive an organ transplant.

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
US House Narrowly Denies Medical Marijuana For Veterans

Doctors at Veterans Administration (VA) hospitals are not allowed to talk about medical marijuana with patients. A bill was introduced that would have lifted that ban. The bill came up for a vote this week, and sadly, it was defeated by just three votes. Below are reactions from Tom Angell from the Marijuana Majority and United States Representative Earl Blumenauer: “While it’s disappointing that the House just voted to continue a senseless rules that prevents doctors from treating military veterans with a medicine proven to work for a number of serious conditions, the fact that we came so close is

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
What Does Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse Have To Say About SB 844?

Earlier this week I sent an e-mail exchange between one of The Weed Blog team members and an Oregon Representative about Oregon Senate Bill 844. Oregon SB 844 would drastically change the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program in a very negative way, and would surely lead some patients back to the black market, or force them to go without medicine altogether. Below is an excerpt of what Oregon Representative Jeff Kruse has to say about the bill in an e-mail that he sent to his constituents, which was sent to me by a reader named Nancy. And by the way Mr.

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
Announcing The 2015 Virginia Cannabis Conference

The tides of cannabis freedom are rising in the U.S. and with these exciting changes comes a flood of new information. There is a virtual sea of new legislation, ground-breaking research, and booming cannabis markets to navigate, and Virginia NORML is working to bring the best and the brightest, the top industry and reform leaders to share their insights with YOU at the 2015 Virginia Cannabis Conference in Richmond, October 16-18. This year, we are assembling a powerhouse panel of presenters, connecting you with key players in cannabis legalization and targeting current hot topics like Women in Cannabis, the Politics of Weed, and Equal

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May 022015
 May 2, 2015
Women Grow Sponsors New York Cannabis Business Event

Women Grow, a national professional organization supporting women leaders and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry, will be a major sponsor of the 2nd Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo.com).  Taking place June 17-19, at the Javits Center in New York, CWCBExpo is the largest event on the East Coast for the legal and medical marijuana industries. At CWCBExpo in NY, Jazmin Hupp, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Women Grow, will moderate a discussion panel titled “Creating Cannabis Products for Women,” on Thursday, June 18, “Women are a powerful force in the consumer market, at the polls, and in

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May 012015
 May 1, 2015
Oregon Medical Marijuana Patients Push Back On Senate Bill 844. ACTION STILL NEEDED!

By Alex Rogers After learning about an amendment that includes harmful limits on patient gardens, to go along with intrusive home-inspections and burdensome record-keeping, the Oregon cannabis community made their voices heard, bombarding the Measure 91 Implementation Committee with phone calls and emails. These phone calls and emails have been working! While we haven’t convinced legislators to strip out all of the bad provisions (yet), there have been a few positive changes, demonstrating that the politicians in Salem are hearing from patients and their advocates loud and clear. Thanks to us, patients who only grow for themselves won’t be subject to

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May 012015
 May 1, 2015
Release People Behind Bars For Nonviolent Marijuana Offenses In Oregon

Oregon voters passed a marijuana legalization initiative on Election Day 2014. It was the largest margin of victory ever for a statewide marijuana legalization vote. While it’s great that marijuana legalization will become a reality in Oregon in July, it still doesn’t address the issue of people being locked up for non-violent marijuana offenses. I received a message from the Bus Project yesterday, which involved a petition calling for the release of marijuana prohibition prisoners in Oregon. Below is the e-mail, and I encourage all Oregon readers to sign the petition: This is outrageous. At least some of the 200 people

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May 012015
 May 1, 2015
Scholarships Available For 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

By David Borden Financial assistance is available for individuals wishing to attend the 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, taking place in the Washington, DC metro area from November 18-21. Visit http://www.reformconference.org/registration/scholarships to apply — deadline is May 22. Note that the page has separate sections for applicants from the US, and applicants from other countries. The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together people from around the world who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. It brings together over 1,000 attendees representing 30 different countries. This year attendees will

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