Johnny Green

Dec 072015
 December 7, 2015
Portland NORML Legislative Committee Meets Dec. 7 At NW Cannabis Club At 8pm

By Jennifer Alexander The Portland NORML Legislative Committee will meet December 7th at 8pm at the NW Cannabis Club located at 1195 SE Powell.  The Committee will discuss Legislative strategy that will benefit consumers at this meeting, especially the most vulnerable consumers – therapeutic cannabis consumers, with Leland Berger as Chair. The OMMP Rules Advisory Committee will be meeting earlier in the day, and local cannabis clubs have been advised that consuming marijuana at these private locations will be in violation of the Indoor Clean Air Act (ICAA) as of January 1st, so these topics are likely to be at

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Dec 072015
 December 7, 2015
Five More Useless Drug War Deaths Last Month

By Phillip Smith At least five people died at the hands of law enforcement officers attempting to enforce the drug laws between October 30 and the end of November, bringing the Drug War Chronicle’s drug war death toll so far this year to 54. The tally includes only people who died as a result of drug law enforcement activities. Two of the victims were white; three were black. Four of the dead had been armed and fired at police (according to police accounts); one was unarmed. Here is this month’s toll: Floyd Ray Cook, 61, was shot and killed by

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Dec 062015
 December 6, 2015
Washington State Issues 142 Medical Endorsements To Already-Licensed Marijuana Stores

Washington State has one of the oldest medical marijuana laws in the country, and one of the oldest medical marijuana industries in the country as well. However, the medical marijuana industry has operated in a legal grey area for quite sometime, and after the passage of Senate Bill 5052, the industry has started to undergo dramatic changes. A lot of medical marijuana dispensaries will be forced to close, while others will be able to get licenses to continue to operate. Also, recreational marijuana stores will be able to get licenses and begin to sell to patients. Statistics were released this

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Dec 062015
 December 6, 2015
Marijuana Expungement Bill To Be Introduced In Virginia

The ‘marijuana scarlet letter’ is a very real thing. I have many friends who have been effectively boxed out of many things that many people take for granted – employment, financial aid for college, housing, and many, many other things. All because they were caught one time with a plant that is 114 times safer than alcohol. Wherever they go, their marijuana conviction is sure to follow. That is unfair, and obviously can ruin people’s lives. That’s why activists push for expungement bills, even in states where marijuana is now legal. Wherever there are citizens with marijuana convictions, activists should

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Dec 062015
 December 6, 2015
Many Oregon Marijuana Lounges, Cafes, And Clubs Will Be Illegal Starting In 2016

I have always wanted to open a marijuana themed video arcade. There are ‘barcades’ popping up all over Oregon right now, with a very straight forward recipe. Essentially you get a bunch of arcade games and offer food and alcohol. They are very popular, and I have always thought that a marijuana arcade would be even more popular, especially since there aren’t any in existence in Oregon right now. I own ten arcade games (big nerd, shouldn’t shock anyone), and while I love playing pinball while hitting a vaporizer pen solo, there are times when I would like to do

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Dec 062015
 December 6, 2015
Pants On Fire Alert - Obama's Drug Czar Lies To Congress About Drug War Budget

Michael Botticelli is the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly referred to as the ‘Drug Czar.’ The title for the position originated in the early 1980’s. Mr. Botticelli is tasked with providing guidance and strategy to the White House on national drug policy control issues. In theory, the position is supposed to give fair and balanced recommendations to the federal government. That has rarely (if ever) been the case with past Drug Czars. Recently Michael Botticelli testified at a Congressional hearing about federal spending on drug policy control, during which he stated the following:

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Dec 052015
 December 5, 2015
How To Operate A Marijuana Clone Nursery With Jorge Cervantes

Making one marijuana clone is not that difficult. Back when I was growing marijuana, I would always cut more starts than I needed, and take the top ones out of the batch that established the largest root base. That approach works really well when you only need a handful of healthy clones. It doesn’t take that many materials too for such a small operation. But what about when you want to create clones in mass quantities? That’s a different story. There’s a method to the madness, and knowing that method will likely determine the difference between having a huge supply of

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Dec 052015
 December 5, 2015
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Patient Night Dec 12 In Quincy

I received the following press release, if you are in the area and want to check it out: Our first Patient Night in Quincy will break the ice with entire cannabis community. From patients to providers, the Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance believes education is key to providing the best care. Join us in the Constitution Pavilion at Best Western – The Adams Inn in Quincy December 12, 2015 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm Best Western – The Adams Inn 29 Hancock Street Quincy, MA 02171 Meet Up Group Event Page Facebook Event Page Patient Night will feature several guest speakers on

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Dec 052015
 December 5, 2015
Arrested Hawaii Medical Marijuana Collective Owner Launches Fundraising Campaign

I received the following press release: Big Island man Mike Ruggles launched a crowdfunding campaign this week to help pay for legal fees after being arrested for opening Hawaii’s first medical marijuana collective. Ruggles says this is an opportunity to help set legal precedence to establish medical marijuana collectives in Hawaii. Ruggles had opened the Alternative Pain Management Pu’uhonua Collective on January 2nd, where patients with a medical marijuana certification could transfer marijuana between themselves. In order to stay in compliance with the 4 ounce limit members could dispose of their excess marijuana to other members in need. According to

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Dec 042015
 December 4, 2015
End Prohibition Toy And Canned Food Drive Tomorrow In Idaho

Tomorrow there is a great event in Idaho. Participate if you are in the area. Below is more information, via the event’s Facebook page: Please join us as we rally with protest signs, collect signatures for New Approach Idaho’s Medical Marijuana/Decriminalization/Industrial Hemp petition, as well as collect new, unwrapped, toys to donate to Idaho’s Toys for Tots program, and canned food for the Idaho Food Bank. Help bring a smile to a child’s face this Christmas, while supporting the reform of local Marijuana laws and ending Cannabis Prohibition. Bring a protest sign, a new toy, and a smile and come

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