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.

Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Poll: 53% Of Canadians Want Marijuana To Be Legalized

I grew up in Oregon and started consuming marijuana in the mid 90’s. Back then Canadian marijuana was everywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It seemed like the closer you got to the Canadian border, the cheaper the dank marijuana became. That’s not to say that there wasn’t locally grow quality marijuana, because that has almost always been around in the Pacific Northwest. But I’m talking about the big weight, ‘the work’ we used to call it back in the day. Almost all of that came from Canada back in those days. Back then I always looked at Canada as being

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Menominee Indian Tribe Votes To Legalize Medical And Recreational Marijuana

Last year the Obama Administration declared that the United States government would not stand in the way if Native American tribes wanted to legalize recreational and/or medical marijuana sales and cultivation. It was one of the most significant public policy shifts in marijuana enforcement history because it put just about every state in America in play for marijuana reform, albeit only on reservations within those states. But that’s important because there are areas of America where marijuana reform sounds unheard of, yet it could occur at any time at any reservation in that region. That’s a very big deal. So

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Legal Medical Marijuana Is Finally Being Grown In Illinois

Illinois’ medical marijuana program has faced a lot of delays. Illinois’ medical marijuana program is also not that big. The last stat that I heard was that there are 2,800 or so medical marijuana patients in Illinois now. I think that number would have grown faster, but considering that there is literally no way to legally obtain medical marijuana right now in Illinois, I’d imagine a lot of people have just been waiting. Legal safe access is one step closer in Illinois, as it sounds like seven cultivators have been given the green light to start growing plants. Per Marijuana Business

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Ethan Nadelmann To Keynote At The Cannabis World Congress And Business Exposition In Los Angeles

Developing a responsible, safe and ethical marijuana industry will be the theme of Ethan Nadelmann’s keynote speech at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo taking place September 16-18, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the real drug czar, Mr. Nadelmann is the Founder & Executive Director of the Drug Policy and is known for his persuasiveness and passion for promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. His Keynote presentation will take place at 2:00 pm PST on Thursday, September 17th “California was the first state to legalize medical

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Black Lives Matter Organizers Want To See Marijuana Decriminalized

The war on marijuana has largely been a war on minorities. African Americans are almost four times as likely to be arrested for marijuana compared to white people, even though consumption rates are about the same between races. There are parts of America where that ratio is even more skewed against African Americans. Marijuana prohibition breeds racial profiling, and therefore organizers of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement want to see marijuana decriminalized. Tom Angell recently wrote about it on Marijuana.Com: Activists leading the fight to stop the killing of African Americans by police officers unveiled a series of policy proposals on

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Oregon Court Of Appeals: Marijuana Odor Is Not Offensive

There have been several ‘marijuana odor bans’ in states all over America in one form or another. The bans relate to the smell of marijuana being consumed, and/or to the smell of marijuana being cultivated. In Oregon, a court case was decided this week which determined that the smell of marijuana being consumed is not offensive. Per Oregon Live: The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday refused to declare the smell of marijuana smoke wafting into neighbors’ homes “unpleasant.” The appeals court ruled that although rotten eggs or raw sewage are “physically offensive” odors to all, marijuana smoke is not

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Las Vegas To Open Tomorrow

A lot of marijuana industry members have had their eyes on Las Vegas for a long time. Medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open all over Nevada in the near future, and all of them will be able to sell to tourists from other states that are valid medical marijuana patients in their home states. Considering how many tourists visit Las Vegas, it could become the medical marijuana sales capital of the world fairly quickly. The first dispensary to open in Nevada was in Sparks, but the first medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas will be Euphoria, which opens its

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Aug 222015
 August 22, 2015
Check Out Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions At The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit

It’s no secret that Northern California has some of the best sungrown cannabis on the planet. As a lifelong Oregonian, I have driven there several times, seen greenhouses bursting with sungrown cannabis goodness, and have consumed a lot of top shelf cannabis while I was there. Expert growers in Northern California have their greenhouses dialed in, and chunk out harvests like clockwork. A lot of the growers I know there get their greenhouse and garden supplies from a company called Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions. Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions specializes in top to bottom setups for organic gardening. They are company that was founded

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Aug 222015
 August 22, 2015
Russia Will Block Wikipedia If It Doesn't Take Action On Marijuana Page

When it comes to censorship, Russia sounds like a rough place. Last week they were threatening to block Reddit if it didn’t proactively block /r/trees to Russian IP addresses, a very popular Reddit subgroup. At first Reddit sounded like it would play hardball, but then eventually gave into Russia’s demands. This week news articles have surfaced about Russia threatening to block Wikipedia if it didn’t proactively block a cannabis related entry to Russian IP addresses. Per The Independent: The Russian government has threatened to ban Wikipedia over a page explaining charas, a hashish type of cannabis. Roskomnadzor, the Kremlin’s internet

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Aug 222015
 August 22, 2015
Hear Cyd Maurer Speak At The Upcoming Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference

I have long feared getting fired from my job because I consume marijuana. It is a fear that most working cannabis consumers have to worry about constantly. Cannabis consumers can be fired for consuming cannabis even in states where medical and/or recreational marijuana are legal. Cannabis consumers can be fired from jobs even if there is no proof of impairment while on the clock. My work recently came out with a policy that we can consume marijuana at night and on the weekends (but not before work, or on breaks or lunches), which for the most part is great. But

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