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 012014
 May 1, 2014
DEA Head Warns Of Risks Of Marijuana Legalization

By Phillip Smith DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday to warn of the dangers of marijuana legalization and affirm her support for mandatory minimum sentences. Her testimony put her increasingly at odds with the administration that employs her. The Obama administration has made clear that it is not going to interfere with legal marijuana in states that have approved it—unless some of its eight listed enforcement priorities are in play—and it has made it clear that it views mandatory minimum sentencing as a failed policy. Leonhart mentioned two of the [...]

May 012014
 May 1, 2014
Virginia Congressman Introduces Federal Bill To Reschedule Marijuana

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Compelled by news of constituents having to move out-of-state to seek medical cannabis, Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith introduced a bill earlier this week that would reschedule cannabis on a federal level, reducing it from a Schedule 1 controlled substance to Schedule 2, and would grant states with medical cannabis laws federal protection. H. R. 4498, the Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act, is intended “To provide for the legitimate use of medicinal marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States,” by both rescheduling cannabis [...]

Monster Cropping Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 7:03 AM on April 30, 2014  Grower Tips
Apr 302014
 April 30, 2014
Monster Cropping Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Monster Cropping (a.k.a. Flowering Clones) is new method of growing that one of our members brought to my attention. Monster Cropping essentially involves taking clones from flowering marijuana plants, and then rooting those clones. They will reenter vegetative state and eventually create super-bushy plants with a large amount of nodes and branches. This method was dubbed “Monster Cropping,” because that’s exactly what you’ll end up with—huge, monster plants. Flowering plants typically aren’t a source for clones, and most experts will tell you that it goes against most [...]

Apr 302014
 April 30, 2014
Medical Cannabis Education Forum In Illinois

Quincy, IL — A new law allows physicians to prescribe cannabis medicine to patients who suffer from one of 38 specific “debilitating medical conditions.” …But how are patients and physicians to know when cannabis medicine is appropriate? How are they to know which type of medicine is appropriate? And are there any safeguards to protect the community from social risks that might be connected to legalized cannabis medicine? A free public forum will be held Sunday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center to answer these and [...]

Apr 302014
 April 30, 2014
Colorado Veterans Suffering From PTSD Denied Medical Marijuana In Colorado

DENVER – Yesterday, a bill failed to pass the Colorado House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs committee that would have added post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of ‘debilitating medical conditions’ that qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation. This timely bill (HB14-1364) would have addressed a major gap in access to medical marijuana in Colorado for veterans and all those suffering from PTSD. The bill sought to ensure that veterans won’t lose their VA benefits for following their physician’s recommendation to use medical marijuana. On average a veteran commits [...]

Apr 302014
 April 30, 2014
Chronicle Review Essay: Marijuana Policy Past And Future

By Phillip Smith It has been fewer than 20 years since California voters ushered in the modern era of marijuana policy by approving a loosely-written initiative to allow for the use of medical marijuana. Since then, medical marijuana laws have spread to almost half the states (and that’s not including those CBD-only bills in vogue this year), nearly as many states have decriminalized small-time pot possession, and two have taken the plunge into full (more or less) legalization. I’m optimistic that the pace of change is only going to accelerate. [...]

Apr 302014
 April 30, 2014
Initiative Filed To Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Nevada

Courtesy of The Joint Blog An initiative to legalize the recreational use, possession and distribution of cannabis has been filed in Nevada by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana. Advocates will have until November 11th to collect 101,667 valid signatures; if they’re successful, lawmakers will consider the measure during the 2015 session. If lawmakers reject the measure, it would be automatically put to a vote of the people in 2016. Under the proposed law, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis would be legal for everyone 21 and older. Cannabis retail outlets [...]

Apr 292014
 April 29, 2014
Attend The Lawyer Workshop At The National Clinical Conference On Cannabis Therapeutics

Attend The Eighth National Clinical Conference On Cannabis Therapeutics Pre-Conference Lawyer Workshop Oregon cannabis law is confusing. I encourage anyone that wants to learn more to check out the fantastic event listed below: New! This workshop provides education for those representing dispensaries, patients, and healthcare professionals. Panels of lawyers from around the country will discuss topics such as medical necessity defenses, child welfare, expert witnesses, and drug testing. The science of medical cannabis, lawmaking trends, and ethics will also be covered. This workshop is CLE pending. Registration Fees General Registration: $189.00 [...]

Apr 292014
 April 29, 2014
Stop Discriminating Against Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients And Caregivers In Custody Matters

There is nothing sadder than seeing a child being separated from their family. The fact that it’s due to the parent being a medical marijuana patient or caregiver is unacceptable. Does anyone get their child taken away when they have a prescription for any medicine other than marijuana? Using kids as pawns in a game to cling to marijuana prohibition is disgusting. I was sent this message on Facebook. Please help spread it far and wide: On Monday, April 28th, the world famous CannaBUS was parked in front of the Courthouse to [...]

Apr 292014
 April 29, 2014
Debunking Kevin Sabet's Anti-Marijuana Arguments

Yesterday, while I was taking a break from pushing paper in my cubicle, I was checking Facebook on my phone and saw a link that was posted by two of my friends. The link was to an article that marijuana opponent Kevin Sabet wrote for the Heritage Foundation. In the article, Kevin Sabet lays out his arguments against marijuana reform, which are the same arguments that he has been saying over, and over at his speaking engagements. Below are my rebuttals to his arguments. There are many, many links in [...]