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.

Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
If You Are Into Marijuana Technology And/Or Media, You Have To Check Out The New West Summit

I am a big fan of marijuana media and technology, which considering the fact that you are reading this on a marijuana blog, should go without saying. So when I got a press release today for a unique event dedicated entirely to the business side of marijuana technology and media, I was very interested. Unfortunately, I can’t make it to the event because I will have just returned from a trip to Vegas, and trips for me are very rare due to my job, limited finances, and a desire to be around my family as much as possible. Being that

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
Legal Marijuana Retailers And Growers Prohibited From Keeping Guns For Protection

Noah Stokes, founder and CEO of CannaGuard Security, recently appeared on the Ganjapreneur.com podcast to discuss security difficulties facing the cannabis industry. CannaGuard Security is a Portland, OR-based cannabis industry security company that serves marijuana businesses nationwide. From storefronts to grow ops, CannaGuard helps companies meet and understand the standards put in place by state regulators, and offers contingencies and preventative measures as safeguards against theft and robberies. Noah joined Ganjapreneur podcast host Shango Los to discuss some of the most common requests his company receives, major flaws in the logic used by regulators when defining mandated security protocols, and

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
What Justin Trudeau's Win Means For Marijuana Legalization

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau has defeated incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper to become Canada’s next Prime Minister. Trudeau’s win is expected to usher in a new wave of political priorities, with marijuana legalization nearing the top of the list. From the Liberal Party’s website: We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada’s current system of marijuana prohibition does not work. It does not prevent young people from using marijuana and too many Canadians end up with criminal records for possessing small amounts of the drug. Arresting and prosecuting these offenses is

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
Historic Criminal Justice Bill Passes Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 15 to 5 to advance the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. The bill, introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and sponsored by ten other Senators, would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, expand the federal “safety valve” (which allows judges to use their discretion to sentence people below statutory mandatory minimums), expand reentry programming and early release, and make many of the sentencing reductions retroactive. “This vote today is a huge step toward ending the failed policies of the war on drugs,” said Michael Collins, Policy Manager at the Drug Policy Alliance’s Office

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
Ypsilanti Restaurant Hosts MILegalize Fundraiser October 25

The Sidetrack Bar and Grill will feature a fundraiser for the effort to legalize marijuana for adult use in Michigan on Sunday, October 25. The event is the latest in a series of fundraisers designed to take advantage of a matching funds offer during the month of October. Events in Detroit on the 28, Grand Rapids on the 29th and Ann Arbor on the 24th- and a special dinner held at the private Flint Golf Club on the 16th- are building funds for the MILegalize petition campaign’s final push to achieve their goal of gathering 253,000 valid signatures. MIlegalize has employed

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
Pennsylvania Religious Leaders Announce Support For Medical Marijuana Legislation

A group of Pennsylvania religious leaders announced their support for medical marijuana legislation Wednesday at a news conference in the state capitol. A diverse group of more than 60 clergy members in Pennsylvania have signed the following statement urging state lawmakers to adopt a comprehensive medical marijuana law this year: “Across Pennsylvania, there are patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, ALS, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and other debilitating conditions for which medical cannabis has been found to provide significant medical benefits. Some find it to be the most effective way — or, in some cases, the only way

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Oct 222015
 October 22, 2015
Bernie Sanders Says He Supports Marijuana Legalization On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Bernie Sanders was on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show last night, and the topic of marijuana was brought up. Bernie Sanders was recently specifically asked about Nevada’s marijuana legalization initiative during the first Democrat debate, to which he answered that he would vote for it. Jimmy Kimmel asked a more broad question, asking if Bernie supported marijuana legalization. Bernie had the following to say, via the Washington Post: The senator from Vermont, who is competing against Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination, said he wants to learn from the experiences of Colorado and other states that have legalized recreational

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Oct 212015
 October 21, 2015
US Representative Blumenauer Calls For An End To Failed Marijuana Prohibition

Today, as representatives from the Oregon Cannabis Association visit Capitol Hill, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) on the House floor called for an end to the federal government’s failed approach of marijuana prohibition. To follow are Congressman Blumenauer’s remarks. Click here to watch his speech. “Mr. Speaker, advocates from the new emerging marijuana industry in Oregon are descending on Capitol Hill at a very critical time for this fledgling industry. They have a report about the implementation of Oregon’s Ballot Measure 91, overwhelming approved by voters last year to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana at the state level. “Possession became legal

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Oct 212015
 October 21, 2015
A Lot Has Changed With Marijuana Since 'Back To The Future Part II' Came Out

Today is ‘Back to the Future’ Day. As an enormous Back to the Future fan, I have been waiting for this day for a long time. For those of you that may be too young to know what I’m talking about, or weren’t hip to pop culture back in the 80’s and early 90’s, the Back to the Future movies (there were 3 total) were about a young man who was friends with a physicist and they traveled first back in time, then in part two they traveled to the future, specifically to October 21, 2015. That of course is today.

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Oct 212015
 October 21, 2015
New Poll: 58% In US Support Legalizing Marijuana

Gallup has conducted a poll every year since 1969 asking Americans if they support marijuana legalization. In 1969, support was at just 12%. That number has risen steadily over the years, and since 2011, a majority of Americans have answered ‘yes’ to the poll question. The results are out for this year, and the result is 58% support, which ties the all time high from two years ago. Per Gallup: A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup’s 46-year trend. Americans’

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