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.

Nov 122015
 November 12, 2015
One In Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time For Marijuana Offenses

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau of Prisons and the United State’s Sentencing Commission and published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Of the 94,678 federal inmates incarcerated for a drug violation as their most serious offense, 12.4 percent (11,533 persons) are serving time for violating marijuana laws. Most marijuana offenders are imprisoned for trafficking violations. The average length of prison time for those incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses is 88 months. Nearly half (44.3 percent) of federal marijuana inmates are

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Nov 122015
 November 12, 2015
Today: Steve DeAngelo Keynote Speaker At 4th Annual Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

On November 12th from 4-5PM, Steve DeAngelo helps lead one of the most important discussions at the 4th annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. From the Brink to the Breakthrough: Industry Pioneers Share Lessons from the Trenches: Most companies face major obstacles during their lifecycle, some of which bring the business to the edge of failure. This trend has proven especially true for cannabusiness owners. Hear from industry pioneers Steve DeAngelo, Greta Carter and Tripp Keber to learn what it took to survive their defining moments and how they persevered through the toughest times – and how you

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Nov 122015
 November 12, 2015
Help Honor Police Who Speak Out Against Marijuana Prohibition

I received the following e-mail from the great folks over at Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which has always been one of my favorite reform organizations: In the past week, many of you have contributed in support of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s Help Police Speak Out Against the War on Drugs fundraising campaign. We’ve raised $2,856 so far – a great start – but we need your help to meet our goal of $20,000 by December 3. Your support will allow LEAP to continue our work, giving brave law enforcers who take a stand against the War on Drugs the opportunity

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
New York Governor Cuomo Signs Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill

After months of pressure from patients and advocates, Gov. Cuomo signed a bill today that will expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients. In June, with overwhelming bipartisan support, both houses of the legislature passed A.7060 (Gottfried) / S.5086 (Griffo), directing the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. The bill was delivered to Governor on October 30th, and he had until today to either sign or veto the bill. The bill instructs the state to issue patient cards to qualified, critically ill patients as

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
If You Are Not Listening To The Marijuana Today Podcast, You Should Be

A lot of people don’t know the story of how this blog started. In a nutshell, Jay Smoker and I used to hangout a lot and talk about all things cannabis. Whenever others would join us, they would always comment on how much they like the discussions. I shared with Jay that I had always wanted to start a blog ever since I took a political communications course as an undergrad. Jay ‘speaks computer’ as he always says, and despite no other previous experience building a website, I put together some content and he built this site. So when I

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
Texas Veterans Gather At Capitol To Launch 'Operation Trapped' A Campaign For Medical Marijuana Program

Texas veterans and their supporters gathered in front of the Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, Veterans Day, to announce the launch of a campaign advocating for comprehensive medical marijuana legislation. Operation Trapped, backed by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, is a veteran-based campaign to build support for legislation allowing access to medical marijuana — a safer alternative to prescription drugs — for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain, and other service-related conditions. More information about Operation Trapped is available at http://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/operation-trapped. “Veterans have sacrificed greatly to serve and protect

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
Missouri Veterans Need Your Support To Legalize Medical Marijuana

I received the following e-mail alert from the Missouri medical marijuana campaign: My name is Tom Mundell, and I am the Past State Commander for the Department of Missouri, Veterans of Foreign Wars. When I completed my service, I didn’t just become a veteran…I became a patient. I took hundreds of pills every week to help treat mental health problems, but nothing worked. And I’m not alone. Veterans across Missouri are unable to treat mental illness with a proven alternative: medical cannabis. You can help change this right now. Take 45 seconds to thank veterans for their service. Pledge to

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
Hearing For Terminal Cancer Patient Seeking Expedited Access To Medical Marijuana To Take Place Thursday

Merrimack County Superior Court will hold a hearing at noon on Thursday on a lawsuit against New Hampshire Commissioner of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas filed by a terminal cancer patient seeking access to medical marijuana. Linda Horan of Alstead, who is suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer, filed a pre-registration application to participate in New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program after receiving approval from all five of her physicians. She wants to receive a medical marijuana ID card that will allow her to obtain medical marijuana legally in Maine and protect her from arrest and prosecution in New Hampshire.

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
Medical Marijuana And Florida Veterans

I received the following e-mail from the Florida medical marijuana campaign: We talk to a lot of veterans in this campaign.  Some have come to us because of major injuries they sustained, and are supporting medical marijuana because of how it has alleviated pain. Others – old and young – have PTSD from combat situations – and find that marijuana keeps their mind steady and reduces the number of incidents. (It should be noted that PTSD is one of the conditions explicitly mentioned in the petition.) There are many ways to honor veterans, and these brave and hard working men

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Nov 112015
 November 11, 2015
Seattle Hempfest Central Announces Grand Re-Opening In New Location

After 24 years of grass-roots community activism resulting in the largest cannabis rally in the world, Seattle HEMPFEST is proud to continue bringing top quality hemp and 420 culture products to the Seattle area.  The Pacific Northwest’s only 420 Culture Boutique, HEMPFEST Central, is moving to a larger space in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the Seattle HEMPFEST, in 2016. In addition to the hemp boutique, HEMPFEST Central is also the location of the production offices for the Seattle HEMPFEST protest rally.  The new location, just a few blocks from the old Lake City Way address, has even more production office space than the old offices. Introducing the grand

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