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.

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Excited To See Earl Blumenauer At The International Cannabis Business Conference

With The New York Times now on board and polling showing that legalization is likely in my home state of Oregon (but it isn’t a done deal, so please donate to the cause), 2014 is turning out to be a monumental, landmark year for the cannabis law reform movement. The electoral victories in Washington State and Colorado in 2012 certainly set the stage for 2014, but the New Approach Oregon measure, along with legalization on the ballot in Alaska and Washington, D.C. (most likely), 2014 is proving to be a worthy successor. After landmark events, I often think [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2016?

Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012. If all goes well, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. will also legalize marijuana in 2014. Assuming that happens, which states will legalize marijuana during the 2016 Election? Many states are already ramping up efforts for 2016, and there’s a chance that some states might even legalize between now and 2016 via their legislatures. Below are the states that I feel have a great shot at 2016. If your state is not on the list, but you feel that it should be, feel [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
United States Representative Announces Federal CBD-Only Bill

This year has largely been the ‘year of CBD’ across America. States that once had no prayer of legalizing medical marijuana have now passed CBD-only legislation. In my opinion, CBD-only legislation is not real medical marijuana. However, if it helps even one person, I’ll still support it while continuing to advocate for more expansive medical marijuana programs. Today U.S. Representative Scott Perry from Pennsylvania announced his plans to introduce CBD-only legislation at the federal level. Per Penn Live: The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning at a [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
BBC Highlights Missouri Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana

Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Marijuana is safer than tobacco. Marijuana is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Those are three facts that are backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence. However, all three of the previously named substances are completely legal in the United States, while recreational marijuana is prohibited in 48 states. Even in the two states that it’s legal, anything over one ounce for recreational purposes is still prohibited. In the case of Jeff Mizanskey in Missouri, marijuana is prohibited to such an extent that Mr. Mizanskey is [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Majority Support For Medical Marijuana In Australia

A new poll is out in Australia which shows that an overwhelming majority of Australians support medical marijuana. Per The Standard: Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws. A ReachTel survey of more than 3400 Australians shows that the majority back medicinal marijuana, with support highest among 51 to 65-year-olds. The survey was released the same week that NSW Premier Mike Baird indicated that he supports medical marijuana. To be [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
How Much Money Will Medical Marijuana In Florida Generate?

Florida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this November during the 2014 Election. Amendment 2 has already been approved for the ballot. In order for it to pass, Amendment 2 will require at least 60% approval because it’s a constitutional amendment. The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been fierce, with both sides raising millions of dollars to use for their campaigns. The medical marijuana industry in Florida would no doubt generate a lot of revenue, but how much revenue? According to Marijuana Investor News: According [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Lands Major Endorsements

Three early endorsers: Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Less than a week after qualifying for the ballot, the New Approach Oregon campaign to regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older has won three major endorsements. The endorsing organizations are: The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, the oldest grassroots senior advocacy organization in the state. The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, which represents more than 1,300 criminal defense attorneys in Oregon. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, whose 100,000 supporters include police [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
White House Responds To New York Times Endorsing Marijuana Legalization

This last weekend The New York Times endorsed marijuana legalization. Today the White House responded. The response is below: The New York Times editorial board opined in its Sunday July 27, 2014 edition that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older. The New York Times editorial board compares Federal marijuana policy to the failure of alcohol prohibition and advocates for legalization based on the harm inflicted on young African American men who become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of marijuana possession charges. We [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Appeals Court - Medical Marijuana Is Covered By Workers' Compensation

I read a very interesting article. George Vialpando injured his back while working for Ben’s Automotive Services in Santa Fe in 2000. While trying to find relief from his back pain, Mr. Vialpando looked into becoming a medical marijuana patient. He was approved. Mr. Vialpando then applied to have his medical marijuana covered by the workers’ compensation plan, which was approved by a judge. The judge found the request to be ‘reasonable and necessary.’ The employer then appealed the decision to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Per HR BLR: [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Senator Rand Paul To Introduce Bill To Reschedule Marijuana

Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, has been a very supportive politician when it comes to marijuana reform, which is rare in the United States Senate. It’s rare for Congress as a whole, but it’s especially rare in the Senate. This week Rand Paul introduced a bill that would protect states that legalized medical marijuana. Apparently Rand Paul has plans to introduce even more marijuana related legislation. Rand Paul also proposed a stand-alone bill that would lower federal marijuana penalties for repeat offenders, and would also reform how federal [...]