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.

May 292016
 May 29, 2016
Toronto Police Department's Official Statement About 'Project Claudia'

Last week the Toronto Police Department raided dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries as part of ‘Project Claudia.’ The raids were a huge waste of money. I saw one activist post that it cost as much as 2.5 million dollars to carry out the raids. This of course coming at a time when support for medical marijuana in Canada is overwhelming, and the country is in discussions to legalize cannabis for adults for all uses. Below is the official press release from the Toronto Police Department which lists the exact locations raided. You can find out how to contact the Toronto

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May 292016
 May 29, 2016
NORML's 2016 Conference And Lobby Day - A Debrief

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director NORML members, supporters, and chapter leaders gathered in our nation’s capital this week, for NORML’s 2016 Conference and Lobby Day. The events were filled with education, activism, socializing, and plenty of marijuana smoking. For those who weren’t able to attend, keep reading below to find out what you missed and how you can get involved in next year’s events. On Monday we held our educational conference at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. On the top floor, surrounded with ceiling to floor windows, the meeting room provided attendees a view of some of

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May 282016
 May 28, 2016
Ohioans For Medical Marijuana Suspend 2016 Signature Drive

I received the below press release from the Ohio medical marijuana campaign: Statement can be attributed to Brandon Lynaugh, campaign manager for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana. Late Friday evening, after considerable discussion, the decision was made to suspend our drive to place an issue on the November 2016 Ohio ballot. We make this decision with a heavy heart as we will surely disappoint our many volunteers, supporters and patient-advocates who invested considerable time and effort in our movement. It had become increasingly clear following the state legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana law on Wednesday that our ballot issue campaign

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May 282016
 May 28, 2016
Illinois Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Poised For Extension To 2020

Good news out of Illinois. See the alert I received late yesterday below: Rep. Lou Lang announced today that key lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have agreed to support a bill that would extend the medical cannabis pilot program until July 2020. But time is short — the bill must receive both a vote in the House and a concurring vote in the Senate before the end of the session, currently set for Tuesday, May 31. Please click here to send an email message to your representative and senator and ask for their support of SB 10 before time runs

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May 282016
 May 28, 2016
Oregrown Helps The Bend, Oregon Community By Leading Community Project

The cannabis community does big things in the greater community, and I always like highlighting those things. Members of the cannabis indusry are stewards and ambassadors of the cannabis community in the neighborhoods that they operate in, and it’s important that cannabis businesses do their part. Recently the staff at Bend Oregrown Industries, a cannabis company in Bend, Oregon (where my dad lives!), led a community project. Below is more information about it. If you are in Bend, make sure to drop in and thank them for stepping up, and make sure to support their business as a customer. My little

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May 272016
 May 27, 2016
Study: Rates Of Problematic Marijuana Use Falling Among Teens

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Fewer adolescents are consuming cannabis; among those who do, fewer are engaging in problematic use of the plant, according to newly published data in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis evaluated government survey data on adolescents’ self-reported drug use during the years 2002 to 2013. Over 216,000 adolescents ages 12 to 17 participated in the federally commissioned surveys. Researchers reported that the percentage of respondents who said that they had used cannabis over the past year fell by ten

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May 272016
 May 27, 2016
Toronto Police Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Yesterday was a sad day in Toronto as Toronto Police cracked down on several medical marijuana dispensaries as part of ‘Project Claudia.’ While it is unknown how many dispensaries were raided, I saw many reports on social media that put the number as high as 40. Those reports are from social media, so take the number for what you will, but the fact of the matter is that a very large number of dispensaries were raided, which is a huge waste of law enforcement resources. Per the Toronto Sun: Giant bags of weed locked in police cruisers, young people in handcuffs

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May 272016
 May 27, 2016
U.S. House Committee Approves Legislation That Helps Fight Warrantless Asset Forfeiture Seizures

Yesterday, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary unanimously approved asset forfeiture reform legislation. Known as the DUE PROCESS Act (H.R. 5283) and sponsored by Crime Subcommittee Chairman Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI), Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL) and others, the bill makes important procedural reforms that will help give property owners fighting a federal civil asset forfeiture action greater leverage to contest a government seizure and increases the federal government’s burden of proof in civil forfeiture proceedings.

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May 262016
 May 26, 2016
Oregon: 'Right To Grow' Cannabis Group To Sue Jackson County

By Keith Mansur, Oregon Cannabis Connection Right To Grow, USA, an organization representing cannabis growers in Oregon, is filing a lawsuit against Jackson County. The complaint, which will be filed in the next day or two, seeks an injunction to force the County into a different interpretation of the newly passed cannabis law that was adopted in the recent legislative session. Jackson County’s interpretation, combined with the County’s definition of “Farm Use,” allows them to enact more severe enforcement than the legislature had intended, and also planning department fees to the tune of nearly $1,600. The injunction follows an appeal (and

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May 262016
 May 26, 2016
It's Not The Kids Turning On To Marijuana, It's Grandma And Grandpa

By Phillip Smith The growing acceptance of and access to legal marijuana has some people worried that the youth are going to start using it more frequently, but that’s not the demographic where pot has really taken off. Instead, it’s senior citizens. Whether it’s wide-open medical marijuana states like California or fully legal states like Colorado, the gray-haired set is increasingly turning to pot, and not just to ease their aches and pains With a half-dozen more states likely to have legalization on the ballot (and win) this year and medical marijuana coming to more, grandma and grandpa are set

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