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 142014
 October 14, 2014
Dear Marijuana Prohibitionists - What About The Children?

By John Knetemann The children. Are you thinking about them? You should be because all the prohibitionists seem to be thinking about the children. Or at least they think they are thinking about the children. The truth is drug prohibition has not been incredibly helpful to keeping drugs out of the hands of children. We have all heard the argument that legalizing cannabis would allow children to get it more readily. That seems to make sense. If marijuana is legal it is only intuitive that it would be easier for everyone to get marijuana. But looking at the facts and doing just a bit of

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Oct 132014
 October 13, 2014
Colorado Marijuana Sales Continue To Increase

Legal recreational marijuana sales started in Colorado at the beginning of this year. Medical marijuana sales have been allowed for much longer. Overall, marijuana sales continue to increase in Colorado, especially for recreational marijuana. Per The Pueblo Chieftain: Marijuana sales in Colorado increased 10 percent in August, a bump attributed to more stores opening across the state. The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Thursday that in August, customers bought more than $33 million in recreational cannabis — up from $29.7 million in July and $24.7 million in June. Consumers bought more than $32.2 million in medical marijuana in August. That’s

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Oct 132014
 October 13, 2014
Harvard Marijuana Investigations For Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program Gets Large Donation

Marijuana is medicine. That’s something I have typed many, many times while running this blog. It’s a fact that the federal government denies, despite the fact that the federal government owns patents related to marijuana’s medicinal value. The federal government has also been supplying federal medical marijuana to patients for decades. There needs to be more marijuana research conducted, but research is limited due to federal prohibition of marijuana. One area where research is moving forward is at Harvard. The program at Harvard just received a large donation. Per Harvard Magazine: MCLEAN HOSPITAL, THE LARGEST psychiatric affiliate of Harvard Medical School,

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Oct 132014
 October 13, 2014
Colorado Governor Candidate Wants Voters To Repeal Marijuana Legalization

Colorado’s marijuana legalization effort has been a success by every measure. Teen marijuana use is down in Colorado, traffic fatalities on Colorado roads are at an all time low, tax revenues are being generated daily, and jobs are being created. So much for the sky falling, as predicted by many marijuana opponents. However, all that is outweighed by the dangers of marijuana according to Colorado Gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez. Per 9 News: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and former GOP Congressman Bob Beauprez faced tough questions during Thursday’s gubernatorial debate. Whether marijuana legalization should be repealed in Colorado came up, with Hickenlooper

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Oct 132014
 October 13, 2014
DEA 'Most Interested' In U.S. Investors In Canadian Marijuana Industry

The United States D.E.A. is a menace. They always have been, and they always will be until they are de-funded and shut down. The last thing the D.E.A. wants is to see the marijuana industry flourish, whether it be in the United States or abroad. Recently Reuters published an article discussing how the D.E.A. is taking a hard look at the Canadian marijuana industry to see who from the United States has invested there. Per Reuters: U.S. investors in Canada’s medical marijuana industry are betting they will not fall under the scrutiny of U.S. law enforcement officers – but it

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Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
SSDP2014 Keynote: Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Keynote address at SSDP2014: the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference + Lobby Day by Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. About Neill Franklin, courtesy of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s website (make a donation here): Major Neill Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department. During his time on the force, he held the position of commander for the Education and Training Division and the Bureau of Drug and Criminal Enforcement. Major Franklin instituted and oversaw the very first Domestic Violence Investigative Units for the Maryland State Police. After

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Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
Marijuana Use Is Associated With Increased Survival In Brain Injury Patients

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with a history of cannabis use possess increased survival rates compared to non-users, according data published this month in the scientific journal The American Surgeon. UCLA Medical Center investigators conducted a three-year retrospective review of brain trauma patients. Data from 446 separate cases of similarly injured patients was assessed. Of those patients who tested positive for the presence of marijuana, 97.6 percent survived surgery. By contrast, patients who tested negative for the presence of pot prior to surgery possessed only an 88.5 percent survival rate. “[O]ur data suggest an

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Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
How To Make Your Own Vape Pen Juice

By Aarr Kellz – Spaceship Earth Farms Greetings, fellow crew members of Spaceship Earth. It’s Aarr Kellz here, coming at you from Spaceship Earth Farms with another installment. It seems like the tipping point has finally arrived. Handheld vaporizers and vaporizer pens have gone viral. Back in 2009, I would attract many onlookers upon busting out my trusty ol’ Ce4 Clearomizer. People wanted to know if it worked, and most of all, how it worked. “You put this juice in the chamber and click this button 5 times…” Being a soapmaker by trade it is my natural mentality and modus operandi to immediately break down ingredients in

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But I Am Not A Doctor

 Posted by at 2:49 PM on October 12, 2014  Medical Marijuana Policy
Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
But I Am Not A Doctor

By John Knetemann Recently, I was in Washington D.C. for the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day, where hundreds of students gather to talk and learn about their passion for ending the Drug War. At the end of the conference, students make meetings with their senators and representatives in congress about particular issues concerning sensible drug policy. I did this, and got an interesting response from a senator’s staffer. While we were focusing on particular bills being presented in the House and Senate, I veered off on one of my conversations to ask about medical marijuana. At the

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