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.

Nov 282014
 November 28, 2014
Post-Dispatch Endorses Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative

By John Payne Earlier this month, the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch — the newspaper with the largest circulation in the state of Missouri — ran a staff editorial endorsing the idea of cannabis legalization and the initiative we turned in to the Secretary of State, in particular. This endorsement is yet another sign of how this issue has moved into the mainstream, even in a right-leaning state such as Missouri. It also signifies how seriously we are now taken by the state’s gatekeepers, which has not always been the case. In fact, until recently, few newspapers in the country were willing

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Nov 282014
 November 28, 2014
Five Jobs The Marijuana Industry Creates

The economy is doing poorly and the people are beginning to really suffer from the effects. No matter if you go to school and get a degree or you go to school for ten years and become a doctor. Chances are, you’re having trouble finding jobs if you don’t have one or just constantly struggling to pay the bills. But with cannabis approval growing rapidly in the US and with more states legalizing the plant, it seems like benefits for medical users aren’t the only positive effect of a legal cannabis market. There are many jobs that the industry could

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Nov 282014
 November 28, 2014
2014 High Times Amsterdam Cannabis Cup Highlights

The 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam has concluded, and it was a roller coaster ride to say the least. The mayor of Amsterdam threatened to shut down the event, and possibly arrest everyone, which was a bummer. There are new rules in Amsterdam which include no dabs and no sharing of marijuana. Fortunately the event didn’t get shut down, but instead became a rolled back version of the world famous Amsterdam Cannabis Cup. Below are a couple of videos showing highlights of the event. I’m curious to see what happens in the future now that Amsterdam is taking

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Weed Blog!

 Posted by at 10:30 AM on November 27, 2014  Opinion
Nov 272014
 November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving From The Weed Blog!

Happy Thanksgiving from us here at The Weed Blog! We are very, very thankful for all of our readers because with out you guys, we would just be posting articles into the digital abyss. I hope that all of you are safe, and with people that you care about, and that you get to eat as much as you can with a happy heart. This is the fifth Thanksgiving since the Weed Blog was created in 2010, and there is a lot to be thankful for, but I am most thankful for your support! As long as you guys keep

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Nov 272014
 November 27, 2014
Vote For Ethan Nadelmann For The 2014 Cannabis Business Awards

On Wednesday December 10, 2014, the Cannabis Business Awards will be held in Denver, Colorado. There are several categories, with several nominees, and I’m urging all TWB readers to vote for Ethan Nadelmann for ‘Most Influential Individual.’ When I think of the most influential person in the marijuana world, it hands down has to be Ethan Nadelmann. It’s not even a contest in my opinion. I don’t want to take away from others that are nominated for that category, but Ethan Nadelmann stands above them all. You can vote at this link here, and I urge you to vote early

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Nov 272014
 November 27, 2014
This Thanksgiving I'm Thankful For Marijuana Activists

This is the fifth Thanksgiving since The Weed Blog was created, and I’m more thankful this year for hardworking marijuana activists than ever before. Had you told me on Thanksgiving 2010 that there would be four legal marijuana states and Washington D.C., I would have been blown away. Those victories obviously wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the extra hard work of dedicated marijuana activists – especially volunteer marijuana activists. As you sit down with your families today, and no doubt eat way more than you should, make sure to reach out and thank a marijuana activist.

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Nominate Someone For A 2014 Weed Blog Award

 Posted by at 7:37 AM on November 27, 2014  Opinion
Nov 272014
 November 27, 2014
Nominate Someone For A 2014 Weed Blog Award

Last year was the first year that The Weed Blog released the ‘Weed Blog Awards.’ We didn’t have a fancy event or make sweet trophies because quite honestly, we just didn’t have the resources for that. However, I still felt the need to give respect where respect was due, and acknowledge people that made a difference in the marijuana world in 2013. I’m making it an annual thing here at TWB, and I want readers to nominate people in the comments section that they feel should win an award for their work in 2014. Below is a list of categories that

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Colorado Health Officials Recommend Grants For Marijuana Research

Something you hear marijuana opponents say over and over is that ‘there needs to be more marijuana research conducted’ before they support reform. That of course is usually only a delay tactic, proven by the fact that these same marijuana opponents fight marijuana research efforts as much as possible. I think deep down they know that research will be favorable to the marijuana movement. Fortunately for marijuana supporters, Colorado health officials have announced their recommendations for 8 marijuana research grants. Per the Denver Post: Colorado health officials have recommended funding two studies on childhood epilepsy, two studies on post-traumatic stress

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Cannabis Culture Awards Now More Important Than Ever

On Thursday 27th November 2014, the Cannabis Culture Awards will be presented; since 2004, the most important distinction awarded to exceptional people or organizations that have made an extraordinary contribution to the world of cannabis and hemp. Winners Howard Marks and Marc and Jodie Emery will receive their award in the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam. The presentation of the Cannabis Culture Awards this year falls on the same day as the annual High Times Cannabis Cup. This American event has never encountered so much opposition from the city council; for the first time ever, it proved impossible

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Washington DC Moves Closer To Allowing Recreational Marijuana Stores

D.C. lawmakers voted yesterday in favor of legislation that would legally regulate and license the production, distribution and sale of marijuana in the District of Columbia during a meeting of the Committee on Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which is chaired by D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange (D-At Large). Today’s action by D.C. lawmakers on a tax and regulate bill comes just three weeks after nearly 70 percent of voters in the District of Columbia approved Initiative 71, a ballot initiative that legalizes possession of up to two ounces of marijuana for adults over the age of 21 and allows individuals to

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