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.

Dec 092014
 December 9, 2014
The Leaf Online: SF Conference Sets Tone For Future Cannabis Industry

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) does a great job mixing both activism and business to put together a lineup of speakers that will help move marijuana legalization forward while also helping cannabis entrepreneurs succeed in the business world as well. We here at The Weed Blog have always promoted businesses that give back to the cannabis community, so it is great to see the ICBC feature travel guru Rick Steves, who traveled across Oregon on his own dime to campaign for legalization and the Drug Policy Alliance’s Ethan Nadelmann, who helped fund Oregon’s Measure 91 and has been at

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Dec 092014
 December 9, 2014
Are The Feds Still Gathering Evidence Against Marijuana Companies?

The federal government has long waged a war against marijuana. Even as marijuana becomes legal in more and more states for recreational use, the feds are still lurking in the shadows. Remember when Barack Obama said he would respect state medical marijuana laws? And remember when Eric Holder said he would respect state marijuana laws (to much fan fare from the marijuana community both times)? Well consider a report that was released detailing how the federal government is still gathering evidence against marijuana companies across the country. Per Marijuana Business Daily: The federal government has stockpiled more than 1,100 “suspicious

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Dec 092014
 December 9, 2014
Researchers Working On Creating A Marijuana Breathalyzer

There’s a handful of people working on a marijuana breathalyzer right now. Some have been at it for a few years, and others, like some researchers at Washington State University, are just starting. Per Oregon Live: Hill said he and WSU doctoral student Jessica Tufariello are working on a handheld device that uses a technique called ion mobility spectrometry to detect THC in someone’s breath. Right now, officers and prosecutors rely on blood tests to determine how much active THC is present in a driver’s blood. Those test results aren’t immediately available to patrol officers who suspect someone is driving high.

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Dec 092014
 December 9, 2014
California Medical Association: Allow Organ Transplants For Medical Marijuana Patients

The California Medical Association (CMA) voted unanimously this weekend to urge transplant clinics in the state against removing patients from organ transplant lists based on their medical marijuana status or use. The CMA House of Delegates was in San Diego this weekend for its annual meeting, and voted Saturday on Resolution 116-14 in support of patients’ ability to remain on transplant lists despite their medical marijuana use. The refusal of transplant clinics to place or keep patients on organ transplant lists is a widespread problem in California and other states. Medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA), which

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
See Ethan Nadelmann At The International Cannabis Business Conference

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) pulled out all of the stops for their first conference last September in Portland and their next event in San Francisco in February is shaping up to be another fantastic conference. I have not hid my fandom for Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, as I have been urging our readers to vote for him in the “Most Influential” category at the upcoming Cannabis Business Awards. Nadelmann is simply the point man for the marijuana movement and his pleas to the cannabis industry need to be heeded. It is imperative that those benefitting

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
What Is An Eighth (1/8) Of Marijuana?

I am so far in the ‘marijuana fishbowl’ that I often forget that most people aren’t. There are a lot of new marijuana consumers entering the ‘cannabis space’ as it’s now being referred to, and there are even more people coming back to the marijuana world from a long hiatus. Marijuana is now legal in four states and Washington D.C., and as the new laws are implemented in those states, I’d expect to see this trend continue. As a result, I’ll be posting some articles that seem probably too simple to marijuana veterans, but involve answers to questions I’ve been

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
Ultimate Grow 2 And 3 By Jorge Cervantes

Last week I posted Jorge Cervantes’ ‘Ultimate Grow’ 1 video. Since then, Jorge Cervantes has released two more videos with some amazing cultivation footage. If you are new to growing marijuana, or even if you’re an experienced veteran, I suggest that you watch the videos so that you can learn from a legend. And even if you don’t grow marijuana, it’s still some very interesting footage. Below are videos 2 and 3 from the series. Enjoy:

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
Denver Airport Should Allow Marijuana Themed Souvenirs

Whenever you go to a large airport in America, in Denver or otherwise, There is alcohol advertising all over the place. There are even bars where flyers can go before or after their flight to booze it up, and if that’s not enough, alcohol is served during the flight as well. No one even blinks an eye. However, when someone wants to sell marijuana related souvenirs at the Denver airport, people freak out. Per Westword: And soon, DIA may not allow the sale of any pot-themed merchandise at all. That’s because the airport wants to adopt a new rule that would

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Dec 082014
 December 8, 2014
How Many Medical Marijuana Patients Are There In Arizona?

I was recently asked by a reader ‘how many medical marijuana patients are there in Arizona?’ The question came up in an e-mail exchange that involved Arizona’s chances of legalizing marijuana in 2016, which by the way I think the chances are very strong. The State of Arizona releases an annual statistical report about its medical marijuana program, will on being issued very recently that included the number of patients. Per Main Street: The report reveals that during the state’s fiscal year, July 2013 to June 2014, there were a total of 52,374 active cardholders. This included 51,783 qualifying patients

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Dec 072014
 December 7, 2014
How To PROPERLY Clean Your Dab Rig

By Macaseanu from Spaceship Earth Farms Welcome back, Spaceship Earthlings.  Now that we all have dab rigs (if you don’t, make sure you check out the article by Aaar Kellz that details how to get one on the cheap), it won’t be long until they start to become clogged with reburn.  If you chose to ignore our advice about getting a simple rig, rather than a complicated one, they are probably already getting there.  I know this because I stubbornly refused to give up my shower-head perc for a long time.  So, no hard feelings.  In fact, kudos to you,

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