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.

Sep 042015
 September 4, 2015
Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Strains of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia evaluated the genetic structure of a diverse range of commonly cultivated marijuana and industrial hemp samples. Researchers reported, “We find a moderate correlation between the genetic structure of marijuana strains and their reported C. sativa and C. indica ancestry and show that

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Sep 042015
 September 4, 2015
Help Jeff Mizanskey Survive After Serving Over Two Decades In Prison For Marijuana

An amazing victory occurred on September 1, 2015 for the marijuana movement and also and especially for one man and his family. That man is Jeff Mizanskey. Jeff Mizanskey was originally sentenced to life in a Missouri prison for non-violent marijuana only offenses. After serving over 21 years of that sentence, Jeff was granted clemency, and was later paroled and released on September 1st into the arms of his loving family (and lots of media cameras!). Getting out of prison is tough, and I think we can all agree that Jeff should have never been in prison to begin with

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Legal Marijuana Could Be The First Billion-Dollar Industry Led By Women

Below is an article that first appeared on StuffStonersLike.Com yesterday and is republished here with special permission: More women are cultivating cannabis careers than ever before. As a matter of fact the emerging commercial cannabis industry isn’t just hurriedly accumulating women as it blossoms—it could actually be led by women. Newsweek recently ran a cover story about the trend. Women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they could make it the first billion-dollar industry that isn’t dominated by men, the mag predicts. It is a female plant after all, laughs Leah Maurer an accomplished pot activist. Maurer

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Scientific And Legal Considerations In The Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Debate

I received the following message in my inbox: With three separate bills that propose the legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania currently pending in the state legislature, an interdisciplinary group of experts will present on and discuss the various aspects of the medical marijuana debate at the next Forensic Fridays session at Duquesne University. Should Pennsylvania Be Next? Scientific and Legal Considerations in the Medical Marijuana Debate will be hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law on Friday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union. Presenters at

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Cannabis Legend Steve DeAngelo To Visit Williams, Oregon

By Keith Mansur The Oregon Sungrown Growers Guild (OSGG) will be hosting a dinner and musical event with Steve DeAngelo, founder of Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California. Mr. DeAngelo is a legendary pioneer in the cannabis industry and a longtime supporter of sungrown cannabis medicine. The event will be held Tuesday September 8th in Williams, Oregon, the renowned growing region of the State. The Oregon Cannabis Connection spoke with Mr. Deangelo back in 2013 and he was intrigued by the Southern Oregon region and climate for cultivation, explaining, “If there is enough sun-grown cannabis to supply the dispensaries then

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Alaska: Third Round Of Proposed Marijuana Rules Under Consideration

If you live in Alaska, check out the message I received below and get active: Dear Johnny: The third round of proposed rules drafted by the Marijuana Control Board (MCB) has been issued, and those who wish to provide feedback may do so before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10. The current set of rules addresses regulations related to cultivators, product manufacturing, and testing. If you wish to be heard, please take a moment to provide your feedback to the MCB. And take a look at the campaign’s comments, available here. As with previous rounds, most of the proposed rules are

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Denver Campaign For Limited Social Cannabis Use To Withdraw Initiative

There has been a campaign underway that would legalize limited social cannabis use in Denver. Everything appeared to be a go, but I just received the below message from Vicente Sederberg LLC (which is helping lead the campaign) which states that the campaign is withdrawing the initiative. See the message I received below: Just two months ago, the Campaign for Limited Social Cannabis Use launched a petition drive to qualify an initiative for the November ballot in Denver. The goal of the campaign was to change the laws in the city so that cannabis consumers could congregate and enjoy cannabis

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Sep 032015
 September 3, 2015
Marijuana Campaigns Need To Use Facts, Not A Marijuana Mascot

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Many of us who try to stay current with legalization efforts around the country were amazed this past week when ResponsibleOhio, the group that recently qualified a full legalization initiative for the November 2015 Ohio ballot, managed to offend almost everyone, regardless of their views on marijuana legalization, with their ham-fisted attempt to be cute. As part of their bus tour to college campuses around the state, called the “Green Rush Bus Tour” (a questionable name for a group of investors who hope to get rich off of legal marijuana in Ohio, but that’s

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Sep 022015
 September 2, 2015
How To Pass A Hair Follicle Drug Test For Marijuana

Studies show that Hair drug tests are the fasted growing method of drug testing used by employers and marijuana is still number one on the list of drugs tested for, it also stays in your system the longest. Top Questions and Answers: How long does marijuana stay in your hair? It takes approximately 5 days for marijuana to show up in your hair it can continue to be detectable through a hair drug test for several months. The presence of Marijuana and other drugs in your hair can be understood by this basic principle. Marijuana is ingested in your body and circulates through the blood stream into your

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Sep 022015
 September 2, 2015
Americans For Safe Access To Provide Training For Maryland Medical Cannabis Compliance Inspectors

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been selected to provide training for compliance inspectors operating under the authority of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The auditors are charged with ensuring members of the state’s new medical cannabis industry comply with all applicable regulations, which were finalized by the Commission in August. In addition to developing its own rigorous compliance protocols, Maryland has adopted the American Herbal Product Association’s (AHPA) Recommendations to Regulators in the areas of: cultivation, distribution and manufacturing. AHPA’s guidelines offer seed-to-consumption product safety and quality control measures that will ensure rigid oversight of the

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