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.

Jul 232014
 July 23, 2014
Marijuana Campaign Ads Are Ramping Up

We are in the midst of Election 2014, which I’m sure you can tell by the barrage of campaign advertising all over the place. As Election Day approaches, expect to see more and more ads come across your preferred form of communication, especially on the television. If you live in a state that is voting on medical marijuana or marijuana legalization, expect to see a lot of campaign ads revolving around that topic. Ads are likely to come from both sides of the issue. Per Bellingham Herald: While marijuana lobbyists [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Officially Qualifies For Ballot

It’s official – Oregon voters will get the chance to vote on marijuana legalization again this year. Oregon joins Alaska for qualifying a marijuana legalization initiative for the 2014 Election. I’m hopeful that Washington D.C. will also qualify, which seems likely based upon the number of signatures they submitted. As a lifelong Oregonian, I’m ecstatic that Oregon will get to vote on legalization again. The 2012 initiative had a laundry list of issues that prevented it’s success. The 2014 version will not have those same issues. Below is New Approach [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
How To Identify Leaf Miner Damage On Your Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Leaf miners are any number of insect species whose larvae burrow between the epidural layers of leaves, feasting on the plants’ cells as it goes.  Leaf miners leave a tell-tale trail behind them, evident by a white or brown squiggly pattern on the tops of the cannabis leaves. Adult leaf miners are often flies resembling the house fly.  They lay eggs on the underside of the leaves.  Once the eggs hatch, the larvae emerge to burrow between the leaves’ layers. Because they burrow and are protected by [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Medical Marijuana For Epilepsy Approved In Illinois

The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Illinois was very hard fought. After numerous failed attempts, Illinois’ Legislature finally approved a medical marijuana bill last year. While the bill was better than nothing, it was a far cry from a true medical marijuana bill. The list of qualifying conditions was one of many deficiencies in the bill. Fortunately for those suffering from epilepsy in Illinois, epilepsy has been added as one of the qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Illinois. Per the Huffington Post: “This new law [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Bring The High Times Cannabis Cup To Portland, Oregon

One of the first events I ever attended on behalf of TWB was the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Jay Smoker and I were provided passes to the event by High Times, and VIP passes by WeedMaps. On the drive down to Los Angeles from Oregon we were like school children on Christmas Eve. We had never been to a High Times event before, and didn’t know what to expect, but we were pretty sure it was going to be fantastic. We were not disappointed. We [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Washington Cannabis Edible Rules Need Improvement

The Washington State Liquor Control Board released new rules for cannabis edibles that are sold in stores. Washington started allowing recreational retail stores to sell cannabis on July 7th. The rules allow cannabis edibles in some cases, but not all cases. Cannabis-infused brownies and cookies are OK, but cannabis-infused candies are not. The reasoning behind allowing some cannabis-infused edible products to be sold, but not others? Cannabis-infused products that appeal to children will be prohibited. This seems kind of inconsistent and vague to me. Lollipops are prohibited because they will [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
World Health Organization Calls For Drug Decriminalization

In a report published earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a clear call for broad drug policy reforms, including decriminalization of drug use, harm reduction practices such as syringe exchange and opioid substitution therapy, and a ban on compulsory treatment for people who use drugs. This report by the United Nations’ leading health agency focuses on best practices to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV among key populations. “It’s good to see the WHO come out so strongly for decriminalizing drugs and rejecting compulsory treatment for people who use drugs,’ [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Make Marijuana Butter, Oil Or Milk With Your Marijuana Plant Trim

By Robert Bergman Most of the marijuana recipes require marijuana butter instead of normal butter. It is very easy to make and it can be used as normal butter. Another advantage is that it can also be made of marijuana leaves. Especially the small leaves close to the flowers contain a lot of resin. In order to make the THC in marijuana active it has to be heated in some way. Normally it is done by smoking it but it can also be eaten. THC resolves in fat, not in [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
How Do 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Compare To 2012?

Election Day 2014 is rapidly approaching, and it’s likely that there will be two states and Washington D.C. voting on marijuana legalization. Alaska’s legalization campaign has already made it on the ballot, and efforts in Washington D.C. and Oregon are likely to also get on the ballot. None of the efforts are guaranteed to win of course, but for the purpose of this article, let’s assume all three pass. This is not a far fetched scenario, as all three efforts for 2014 are ahead in the polls. How would the [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Cannabis Businesses Need To Improve Their Internet Strategies

Everyday more and more people get their information from the internet or social media rather than through traditional sources, for better or worse. People used to largely get their information from newspapers, magazines, and other print media. Once radio and cable television grew in popularity, many people transitioned to those communication mediums to obtain their information. While people still use those resources to get their news and information, more and more people now get their information from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other search engines and social media platforms. This is [...]