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.

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
Florida Dems Add Medical Marijuana To Ballot To Boost Voter Turnout

Florida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first southern state to legalize some form of marijuana usage. Recent Battleground polls have shown widespread support, especially among young voters. In a previous MPP blog post, we discussed how about 70% of voters (nationwide) would be more likely to vote this fall if marijuana was on the ballot, and how midterm elections traditionally have lower voter turnout, especially with young voters and liberals. In the 2012 elections, Washington [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
Neuropsychological Deficits: Fact And Artifact About Marijuana Tests

By Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D State University of New York at Albany Chair, NORML board of directors A new study claims to show small deficits on neuropsychological tests in college students who started smoking marijuana early in life. It might get a lot of press. Prohibitionists love to bang the drum of marijuana-related cognitive deficits, so I’d like NORMLites to know how to make sense of this sort of research. The recurring themes in this literature involve several alternative explanations that never seem to dawn on journalists. These results often arise from artifacts [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
NCAA Votes To Alter Marijuana Policy, Cutting Penalty In Half

Courtesy of The Joint Blog The NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Legislative Council has voted to alter the league’s substance abuse policy so that cannabis is no longer considered a performance enhancing drug. The change will cut the penalty for a player testing positive for cannabis in half. Under current NCAA rules, a player caught with cannabis in their system can be suspended for up to an entire season. The change approved by the council would make the maximum penalty a half season suspension.  The new change won’t effect just cannabis. “The penalty for testing positive for street [...]

Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 7:10 AM on April 17, 2014  Grower Tips
Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Deficiencies in potassium occur now and again in planting mediums and outdoor soil. They almost never occur in hydroponic systems. The problem with potassium deficiencies is that they can occur even when the soil is well-fertilized and rich. This is often the result of flawed fertilization. Plants that have basic deficiencies will appear vigorous and potentially taller than other plants. Still, the tips and edges of the bottom leaves will shift to a tan or brown color, develop necrotic spots, or simply die. As it worsens, chlorotic [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Allstar Blake Griffin Endorses Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers voiced his support of medical marijuana use to treat pain in the NBA.  Currently, the NBA has strict penalties for drug use, which typically lead to suspensions and fines. It was only in 2011 that the NBA stopped testing for marijuana use in the off-season, but now that marijuana is in the limelight, its place in the NBA, as a form of medical treatment for pain, has come into question. Griffin was asked: The NFL might let players use medical [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Extravaganja Pushing People Towards Marijuana Acceptance

For those who are unfamiliar with the Extravaganja event, it is held in order to bring political activists and causal smokers together in order to promote cannabis acceptance. It is organized by the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition, which happens to be the oldest student run drug reform group in the entire country. The people who put Extravaganja made the purpose of the event to bring cannabis users together with those in political positions of power, in order to show the politicians that cannabis users spread across many generations and that [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Missouri House Committee Approves Marijuana CBD Bill

By John Payne Last Tuesday, April 8, the House General Laws held a hearing on H.B. 2238. The bill would allow the state’s colleges and universities to grow strains of cannabis high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC. This cannabis could be used for research purposes but would also be used to create a CBD-rich oil to treat epilepsy that does not respond to “three or more treatment options.” The bill was introduced by Rep. Caleb Jones (R – Columbia) and is co-sponsored by leaders in both parties, [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Louisiana Man Gets 13-Year Prison Sentence For Two Marijuana Joints

NEW ORLEANS—The Drug Policy Alliance filed an amicus brief today urging the Louisiana Supreme Court to review the egregious prison sentence of Bernard Noble, a 48-year old man who was sentenced to 13.3 years of hard labor in prison without the opportunity for parole for possessing the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes. Noble’s original sentencing judge considered the 13 and a third-year sentence egregious and imposed a sentence of five years of hard labor. But the Orleans Parish District Attorney wasn’t satisfied with this punishment and appealed the sentence. Ultimately, the district [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Alabama Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Extract Bill Into Law

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has signed Senate Bill 174, a medical cannabis proposal which was passed unanimously by the state’s House and Senate. Under the new law, the University of Alabama’s Department of Neurology will be authorized to prescribe, produce and distribute low-THC cannabis extracts (such as cannabis oil and tincture) to those with seizure disorders. The bill is named Carly’s Law, in honor of 3-year-old Carly Chandler who suffers from epilepsy. The measure will be funded with $1 million from the state’s Education Trust Fund. Source: TheJointBlog.Com

Guide To 420 Friendly Events 2014

 Posted by at 6:17 PM on April 16, 2014  Major Cannabis Events
Apr 162014
 April 16, 2014
Guide To 420 Friendly Events 2014

By Barry Poppins 4/20 falls on Easter Sunday this year-call it “Weedster” if you’d like- so that means this year, 4/20 isn’t just a 1-day smoke-athon. In America’s marijuana capital of Denver, Colorado 4/20 has become a week long celebration and a national holiday in its own right. Cannabis tourists will descend on Denver this week and weekend from all over the country and the world-and there’s no shortage of High-tivities for them upon arrival. There’s over 50 weed-related events going down (literally or tangentially) throughout the week: no day [...]