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.

Apr 172014
 
Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Deficiencies in potassium occur now and again in planting mediums and outdoor soil. They almost never occur in hydroponic systems. The problem with potassium deficiencies is that they can occur even when the soil is well-fertilized and rich. This is often the result of flawed fertilization. Plants that have basic deficiencies will appear vigorous and potentially taller than other plants. Still, the tips and edges of the bottom leaves will shift to a tan or brown color, develop necrotic spots, or simply die. As it worsens, chlorotic [...]

Apr 172014
 
Allstar Blake Griffin Endorses Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers voiced his support of medical marijuana use to treat pain in the NBA.  Currently, the NBA has strict penalties for drug use, which typically lead to suspensions and fines. It was only in 2011 that the NBA stopped testing for marijuana use in the off-season, but now that marijuana is in the limelight, its place in the NBA, as a form of medical treatment for pain, has come into question. Griffin was asked: The NFL might let players use medical [...]

Apr 172014
 
Extravaganja Pushing People Towards Marijuana Acceptance

For those who are unfamiliar with the Extravaganja event, it is held in order to bring political activists and causal smokers together in order to promote cannabis acceptance. It is organized by the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition, which happens to be the oldest student run drug reform group in the entire country. The people who put Extravaganja made the purpose of the event to bring cannabis users together with those in political positions of power, in order to show the politicians that cannabis users spread across many generations and that [...]

Apr 172014
 
Missouri House Committee Approves Marijuana CBD Bill

By John Payne Last Tuesday, April 8, the House General Laws held a hearing on H.B. 2238. The bill would allow the state’s colleges and universities to grow strains of cannabis high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC. This cannabis could be used for research purposes but would also be used to create a CBD-rich oil to treat epilepsy that does not respond to “three or more treatment options.” The bill was introduced by Rep. Caleb Jones (R – Columbia) and is co-sponsored by leaders in both parties, [...]

Apr 172014
 
Louisiana Man Gets 13-Year Prison Sentence For Two Marijuana Joints

NEW ORLEANS—The Drug Policy Alliance filed an amicus brief today urging the Louisiana Supreme Court to review the egregious prison sentence of Bernard Noble, a 48-year old man who was sentenced to 13.3 years of hard labor in prison without the opportunity for parole for possessing the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes. Noble’s original sentencing judge considered the 13 and a third-year sentence egregious and imposed a sentence of five years of hard labor. But the Orleans Parish District Attorney wasn’t satisfied with this punishment and appealed the sentence. Ultimately, the district [...]

Apr 172014
 
Alabama Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Extract Bill Into Law

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed Senate Bill 174, a medical cannabis proposal which was passed unanimously by the state’s House and Senate. Under the new law, the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology will be authorized to prescribe, produce and distribute low-THC cannabis extracts (such as cannabis oil and tincture) to those with seizure disorders. The bill is named Carly’s Law, in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler who suffers from epilepsy. The measure will be funded with $1 million from the state’s Education Trust Fund. Source: TheJointBlog.Com

Apr 162014
 
Guide To 420 Friendly Events 2014

By Barry Poppins 4/20 falls on Easter Sunday this year-call it “Weedster” if you’d like- so that means this year, 4/20 isn’t just a 1-day smoke-athon. In America’s marijuana capital of Denver, Colorado 4/20 has become a week long celebration and a national holiday in its own right. Cannabis tourists will descend on Denver this week and weekend from all over the country and the world-and there’s no shortage of High-tivities for them upon arrival. There’s over 50 weed-related events going down (literally or tangentially) throughout the week: no day [...]

Apr 162014
 
What Are The Active Ingredients In Medical Marijuana?

By Robert Bergman The medicinal and psychoactive effects that we associate with marijuana are caused by unique chemical structures called cannabinoids found in the actual plant. To date, there have been 86 cannabinoids identified in nature and others have been synthesized chemically. The major psychoactive ingredient in marijuana is delta-g-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC (although other naming systems refer to it confusingly as delta-t-THC). Other cannabinoids, in addition to THC, have medicinal or psychoactive elements. Cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabavarin (THCV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), delta-8-THC, cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabitriol (CBT), [...]

Apr 162014
 
'Oklahomans For Health' Files Ballot Initiative For Medical Marijuana

Oklahomans for Health submitted an application for petition with Oklahoma Secretary of State, Chris Benge, which proposes to add a question to the November ballot asking whether or not Oklahomans should legalize medical marijuana for serious conditions like cancer, HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. The initiative would call for the reclassification of marijuana as an herbal drug, which would be regulated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. It would also create licensing and regulatory rules for cultivation and distribution through dispensaries. Patients wanting to use medical marijuana would need to pay a [...]

Apr 162014
 
Frequent Marijuana Users Less Likely To Engage In Problematic Alcohol Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Those who report consuming cannabis two or three times per week are less likely to engage in at risk drinking behavior, according to data published online in The American Journal of Addictions. Investigators from Sweden’s Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, analyzed data from a nationwide survey on alcohol and drug use conducted by the National Institute of Public Health. Over 22,000 respondents between the ages of 15 and 64 participated in the survey. Researchers reported that frequent cannabis consumers (defined as having used cannabis two or [...]