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.

Aug 292014
 August 29, 2014
Uruguayans Can Now Apply To Grow Their Own Marijuana

Uruguay is at the forefront of marijuana reform right now. Whereas some countries have quit enforcing marijuana prohibition, but technically still have it on the books as being illegal, Uruguay has officially legalized marijuana. It still isn’t sold in stores yet, but citizens can now sign up to grow their own marijuana. Per the Huffington Post: People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program. Under a [...]

Aug 292014
 August 29, 2014
Santa Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana

Marijuana reform activists gathered enough signatures for a marijuana decriminalization measure in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The measure would have to go before the Santa Fe City Council, and the council would either pass the measure outright, or refer it to voters in the next election. Most people were assuming that the council would pass on the issue and leave it up to voters to decide. That route would have required some campaigning and dedicating more resources. Fortunately, that didn’t happen because the Santa Fe City Council decided to vote [...]

Aug 292014
 August 29, 2014
Virginia Governor Endorses Medical Marijuana

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) is the most recent Governor to come out and endorse medical marijuana. More and more politicians are getting on the marijuana reform bandwagon everyday. Whether they actually believe in reform, or are just claiming to do so because it’s a popular political topic, only time will tell. We will have to wait and see if actions follow, or if this is just political rhetoric. Per the Huffington Post: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said that he was open to legalizing medical marijuana in his state [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
NFL Players: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

As long as NFL players are not driving, and are not in public, they can consume as much alcohol as they want. Marijuana consumption on the other hand, is strictly prohibited, no matter what. The sad irony of course being that alcohol is very harmful for your body, rotting your organs and causing other health issues. The same cannot be said about marijuana consumption, especially if it’s vaporized or consumed in edible form. Earlier this year President Barack Obama told the New Yorker that he didn’t think that marijuana is [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Federal Government Asking For Applications To Grow Marijuana

The federal government grows marijuana at the University of Mississippi, and has for multiple decades. The marijuana is used to supply four federal medical marijuana patients, and for research. Recently the federal government approved a proposal to go from a quota of 21,000 grams in 2014 up to 650,000 grams. The federal government is currently accepting applications to land a contract to grow marijuana for the federal government. I’m not sure if the ramping up and the request for applicants are related, or if it’s just a ‘technically we are [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Third Community In Maine To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

2014 is going to be a big year for marijuana reform at the ballot box. Many national organizations were telling activists to hold off til 2016 because it’s a presidential election year. But that hasn’t stopped some of those same organizations, or activists, from successfully getting marijuana reform efforts on the 2014 ballot. Oregon, Alaska, Washington D.C., and many cities in Michigan are voting on marijuana legalization. Maine already had two communities voting on marijuana legalization in November, and just added a third. Per MPBN News: As of today, the [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
NFL Upholds Josh Gordon's 1 Year Suspension For Marijuana

The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon for an entire year after he ‘failed’ a drug test, testing positive for marijuana. I say ‘failed’ because he took two tests. The first one he barely passed, and the second one he barely failed. The NFL has a very low threshold for a positive marijuana test compared to other sports. The NFL considers anything over 15 nanograms per milliliter to be a fail. Josh Gordon’s first test was 13.63 ng/ml, and his second was 16 ng/ml. Josh Gordon appealed his suspension [...]

Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Doug Fine To Discuss Hemp Industry At International Cannabis Business Conference

Doug Fine, bestselling author, humorist, and journalist behind bestsellers like Farewell, My Subaru and Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution will be presenting at the International Cannabis Business Conference from September 13th and 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Doug’s most recent book - Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution - was written after two-year investigation into the economic and environmental benefits of industrial hemp, a soon-to-be billion-dollar industry with the potential to improve our farms, our diets, our environment, and wean us off [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Oregon Sheriffs Make A Large Donation To Anti-Marijuana Summit

Law enforcement is supposed to be impartial when enforcing Oregon laws. They are not supposed to carry out their own agendas or infuse their own political beliefs into their jobs. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to marijuana. In my home state of Oregon, the Oregon Sheriffs’ Association seems to always lead the charge when it comes to anti-marijuana politics. There was supposed to be an anti-marijuana summit in Madras, Oregon, but after it became known that taxpayer dollars were going to fund the politically motivated [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Does Marijuana Lower The Risk Of Domestic Violence?

A fact that I use often when debating someone about marijuana reform is that alcohol increases violent behavior, while marijuana does not. I have heard multiple retired cops point out that they have gone to many scenes where violence was fueled by alcohol, but have never reported to a scene where someone smoked marijuana and all of a sudden became violent. Everyone that I know that consumes marijuana is much more relaxed afterwards, whereas even the most docile person can get ramped up when they have had too much to [...]