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 242015
 May 24, 2015
Maryland Governor Vetoes Marijuana Decriminalization Fix Bill

Gov. Hogan Vetoes Widely Supported Bill Intended to Fix Maryland Marijuana Decriminalization Law Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced late Friday afternoon that he has vetoed a widely supported bill to remove criminal penalties for possession of marijuana paraphernalia, including potential jail time. The measure would also designate public marijuana consumption a civil offense punishable by a $500 fine. SB 517, introduced by Sen. Bobby Zirkin (D-Baltimore County), was approved 32-13 in the Senate and 83-53 in the House of Delegates. Maryland adopted a law last year that decriminalized possession of a small amount of marijuana, but it did not

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May 242015
 May 24, 2015
Attorneys Address Latest Oregon Medical Marijuana Legal Challenges At Portland NORML Meeting

Our latest Portland NORML membership meeting was held at the Tony Starlight Showroom. Despite a drizzly rain and the start of Memorial Day weekend, activists and supporters enjoyed free coffee and donuts and learned about the challenges we face in moving from legalization to regulation to, eventually, equalization. Our Executive Director, Russ Belville, reported on his latest trip to present and participate in National NORML’s Washington DC Lobby Day. There he was able to interview US Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a fiery proponent of ending the war on marijuana consumers who gained notoriety for taking down drug czars, DEA heads,

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May 232015
 May 23, 2015
Do You Know What Is In The Marijuana You Are Smoking? Cannabinoid 101

The marijuana consumer is becoming more and more sophisticated everyday. There is more information about marijuana science out there than ever before, and more results being released all the time. If you want to learn more about what is in the marijuana that you are consuming, check out this video that High Times recently put on YouTube. It’s a ‘breakdown of all the awesome things you get every time you light a joint of your favorite bud or drop a dab of your favorite concentrate on a hot nail.’

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May 232015
 May 23, 2015
Ganjapreneur Interviews Founder Of International Cannabis Association

As the cannabis legalization movement has gained momentum in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, and other states, the cannabis industry has increasingly been referred to as a potential opportunity for legitimate start-ups and businesses. Dan Humiston, founder of the International Cannabis Association, recently discussed how his organization helps aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs in an interview with Ganjapreneur.com, a cannabis industry and business news website. In the interview, Humiston discusses how he first became involved in the cannabis industry, and why he decided to leave a successful career as a business owner to do so. He explains, “In 1985 I opened my first

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May 232015
 May 23, 2015
If NBA Player Kevin Durant Wants To Consume Marijuana, Who Cares?

I just saw a video of former MVP of the National Basketball League (NBA) Kevin Durant which shows him entering a vehicle, where what appears to be a container of marijuana falls out of the vehicle as he opens the door to it. The media is already ramping up, with some of them condemning Kevin Durant, others cracking jokes, and all kinds of other commentary. For starters, no one even knows if it is marijuana in the container. And two, even if it was marijuana, who cares? Below is a picture of the container in question, via TMZ:   Could the container

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May 232015
 May 23, 2015
Cookies And Cream Drip Marijuana Ice Cream Review

As my ever-expanding waist line suggests, I love ice cream. I also obviously love cannabis. Until recently I had never consumed marijuana ice cream. I had always wanted to try it, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on some flavors made by a company in Portland, Oregon called Drip Ice Cream. I was meeting with my business partner Travis, and he whipped out a cooler and asked me if I wanted some. That was probably the fastest I have ever said ‘yes’ in my life. The first flavor I tried was cookies and cream. It has always

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May 222015
 May 22, 2015
Arkansas Veterans Rally For Medical Marijuana Tomorrow

I came across the following press release, in case you are in the area: What & Why: Arkansas veterans are rallying to raise local awareness of PTSD and a medicine they think can help—medical cannabis. Nationwide, 22 veterans take their own lives every day due to PTSD. Medical cannabis can help relieve the anxiety of the disorder and it is an effective pain-reliever, often removing the need for patients to take more dangerous opiate-based pain medicines. Where: Arkansas State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane St. • Little Rock, Arkansas When: Saturday, May 23 • 10-11am Who:  Melissa Fults, Campaign Director, Arkansans for Compassionate Care

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May 222015
 May 22, 2015
Man Serving Life Sentence Without Parole For Marijuana Is Now Eligible For Parole

If you follow this blog enough, I’m sure you have noticed the sidebar banner for Jeff Mizanskey. Jeff Mizanskey has been serving a life sentence without the eligibility for parole for marijuana only offenses in Missouri. He has already served over two decades. Activists have been calling for his release for quite some time, especially activists involved with Show-Me Cannabis. I am happy to say that Missouri’s Governor announced today that he will grant Jeff Mizanskey the chance to be paroled. I am hopeful that the parole board overseeing the inevitable request from Jeff Mizanskey will make the easy decision

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May 222015
 May 22, 2015
Illinois Senate Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Seventeen states have decriminalized marijuana. More and more cities are decriminalizing marijuana as well. One of those cities is Philadelphia, which has already saved over one million dollars by doing so. Currently simple marijuana possession in Illinois carries a penalty of $2,500 and up to a year in jail. Illinois’ Senate recently passed a bill that would lower that penalty down to no jail time and a fine of up to $125. Per the Chicago Tribune: Republican Sen. Jason Barickman of Champaign voted for the measure, saying it would help ease the state’s financial woes by reducing court costs. “Every

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May 222015
 May 22, 2015
Selling Marijuana To Minors Hurts The Entire Industry And Reform Movement

Some undercover sting operations were conducted at Washington recreational marijuana stores recently, and some of the results were very disappointing. Whereas the stings in Colorado yielded no failures, Washington had four failures. That’s unacceptable. I always hate posting articles like this because I should be highlighting our victories, and not highlighting examples that will no doubt be used by marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet. But, I feel it’s necessary to share so that readers can see it as a type of public service announcement. Never, ever, ever sell marijuana to a minor. There’s simply no excuse for that to ever

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