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.

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Missouri Will Start Accepting Hemp Production Applications

Hemp can be used for all kinds of things. Articles that came out this year show that hemp can be used to make super efficient batters. Hemp can also be used for building materials that absorb pollutants and insulate better than petroleum products that are currently being used. Hemp can be used as a bio fuel, and of course, hemp can be used to make clothes and paper. The hemp plant is probably the most versatile plant on the entire planet. The State of Missouri is going to start accepting [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Federal Judge: Should Marijuana Be Classified As One Of The Nation's Most Dangerous Drugs?

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Testimony regarding the constitutionality of the federal statute designating marijuana as a Schedule I Controlled Substance will be taken on Monday, October 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in the case of United States v. Pickard, et. al., No. 2:11-CR-0449-KJM. Members of Congress initially categorized cannabis as a Schedule I substance, the most restrictive classification available, in 1970. Under this categorization, the plant is defined as possessing “a high potential for abuse, … no currently accepted medical [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Colorado Health Authorities Wanted To Ban Marijuana Edibles

Consuming marijuana edibles is much healthier than smoking marijuana. However, marijuana edibles have become the new villain in recent reefer madness campaigns. Maureen Dowd is partly to blame, after she had a bad experience when she couldn’t handle her marijuana edible experience. Bad parents are to blame too, as a handful of kids have had to go to a Denver hospital after getting their hands on marijuana edibles (something which occurs whether marijuana is legal or not by the way). Stories like that resulted in the Colorado Department of Public Health and [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire Keeps Growing

A new poll is out in New Hampshire which found growing support for marijuana legalization. New Hampshire is one of the leading states on my radar to legalize marijuana via the legislature between now and 2016. The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Below are some of the findings: Although New Hampshire has legalized marijuana for medical purposes, earlier this year the New Hampshire legislature defeated an effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use. There is growing support for legalizing recreational marijuana in New Hampshire [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist

The City of Philadelphia has now implemented the new fine structure for marijuana possession. PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter received the first citation this morning at 8:00AM. Whiter negotiated with PPD Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan and Civil Affairs department head Captain Stephen Glenn to engage in the peaceful action. Whiter, an underground medical cannabis patient, walked into the outdoor rotunda at City Hall then lit a marijuana joint. He was issued a $100 ticket for public cannabis smoking. Whiter’s interaction with police was brief and [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Under De Blasio NYPD Continues Discriminatory Marijuana Arrest Crusade

A new report released by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and the Drug Policy Alliance shows that, despite campaign promises, marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio are on track to equal – or even surpass – the number of arrests under Mayor Bloomberg. As under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations, these arrests are marked by shockingly high racial disparities. The report, Race, Class & Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s Two New Yorks: the NYPD’s Marijuana Arrest Crusade Continues in 2014 draws on data from the New York State [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
AmeriCann Partners With Medical Marijuana Applicants In Illinois In $9 Million Alliance

AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN OTCQX), a company that develops cannabis cultivation facilities and provides capital for cannabis entrepreneurs, has partnered with local medical marijuana applicants in the state of Illinois. “AmeriCann’s management team members have had extensive first-hand experience with compassionate medical marijuana programs for many years,” AmeriCann CEO Tim Keogh stated.  “We have seen the tremendous benefits that patients have received from medical cannabis and, as an organization, we are proud to play a role in helping to potentially bring an important medicine to patients in Illinois.” In Illinois, the [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Medical Marijuana Inc Files Huge Lawsuit Against Other Cannabis Companies

The marijuana industry can be a shady place at times, which is something that I’ve stated over and over. There are more ‘snake oil salesmen’ in the marijuana industry right now than I can stand. There are also more haters in the industry that I think there is in any other industry. People, for various reasons, want to throw other people under the bus, stab people in the back, or in a lot of cases, want to blatantly rip off or bash other people in the industry to try to [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Poll: Majority Support For Marijuana Legalization In Delaware

A growing majority of Americans want to see marijuana legalized, taxed, and regulated. The citizens of Delaware are no exception. A recent poll found that a strong majority of Delaware residents want to see Delaware follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize marijuana. Per Delaware Online: According to a new University of Delaware poll that finds 56 percent of Delawareans support legalization of marijuana use. The university polled 902 Delaware adults between Sept. 10 and 22, finding just 39 percent opposed to legalization. Delawareans older than 60 [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Oregon Court Rules That Local Governments May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

It has been a wild ride for medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Medical marijuana dispensaries have been around for a long, long time in Oregon. However, until late 2013 they were illegal, and it wasn’t until this year that licenses were issued to make some of them completely legal. Ironically, even though the dispensaries were illegal for so long, it was only after they became legal that local governments started to crack down on some of them. Some local governments issued moratoriums prohibiting them from opening until rules could be [...]