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 192015
 October 19, 2015
Which Is Better - Indoor Marijuana Or Outdoor Marijuana?

Is Indoor Cannabis Really Better Than Sun Grown Cannabis? It is harvest season all over the West Coast. October is called ‘Croptober’ by most marijuana enthusiasts because so many people are trimming and drying their outdoor gardens this month. From what I have seen on social media, it looks like the longer warmer weather has helped a lot of people’s crops. Brace yourselves West Coasters, the fall flood is beginning. Supplies on the West Coast are surging, and all the while prices for bulk marijuana is dropping. How low will it go? It’s tough to say. The market place has

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Oct 192015
 October 19, 2015
Leaked United Nations Paper Calls For Decriminalizing Drug Use And Possession

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appeared set to call on governments to end the criminalization of drug use and possession, according to DPA Honorary Board Member Richard Branson – but in a dramatic turn of events withdrew a briefing paper under pressure from at least one country, according to the BBC. “On the one hand it’s promising that such a powerful statement strongly affirming the need to decriminalize drug use and possession made it this far in the UN process – that in itself represents a dramatic evolution from previous decades when any talk of decriminalization was

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Oct 192015
 October 19, 2015
Proposed Ban On Marijuana Clubs Is Bad For Alaska

There is a place near my house that is extremely popular. It’s basically a recreation center for marijuana consumers. It started out just being for Oregon medical marijuana patients, but with the implementation of Measure 91, anyone over 21 years old with a valid ID can get in now. The place has ping pong, Foosball, board games, karaoke night, bingo night, and just about everything else that you could imagine other than arcade games. The place was very popular prior to Oregon Measure 91 taking effect, and is exponentially more popular now. I think part of it is that people

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Oct 192015
 October 19, 2015
Backers Of Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative Launch Halloween-Themed Billboard

Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Arizona launched a Halloween-themed billboard Monday morning that highlights the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. MST in front of the billboard located on the southwest corner of 7th Street and Lincoln. A a high-resolution version of the image is available at https://www.regulatemarijuanainarizona.org/halloween. The orange and black ad, which satirizes “Reefer Madness”-style anti-marijuana propaganda, comes as opponents of the proposed initiative are ramping up efforts to scare voters into keeping marijuana illegal

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Federal Representative Still Feels Federal Marijuana Prohibition Will Be Over By End Of Decade

This last week I attended a reception for Oregon members of the National Cannabis Industry Association. The event took place at one of my favorite venues, the Kennedy School McMenamins location in Portland, Oregon. It’s an old schoolhouse converted into a hotel and bar. For those of you not from Oregon, McMenamins is a company that restores historic locations and makes them into fantastic places to hangout. If you are ever in Oregon, definitely check one out, they have several locations. When I first checked in I finally met someone that I have admired on social media for awhile now,

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Hardworking Medical Cannabis Activist Serra Frank Re-Fires Up 420 Mommy Blog

When I co-founded this blog in 2010, one of the first activists I met online was Serra Frank. Serra Frank was from Idaho, and since I have a lot of family in Idaho, I immediately admired her work and passion because Idaho is not an easy place to be an activist. Reefer madness has had a foothold in the minds of many Idahoans for many decades, and I know first hand from trying to talk to some of my relatives that live there that it’s going to take a concerted effort to achieve reform there. But that’s why I commend

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Doesn't Save Money

Virtually every day that I am on Facebook, I see memes calling for drug testing for welfare recipients. It’s something that conservatives have called for often. The principle behind their theory is that states would save money if they could prevent failed drug testers from receiving welfare. It’s an issue that gets people very fired up, especially conservatives who often see welfare recipients as free-loaders. But if the point is to save money, then it should be very easy to determine if drug testing welfare recipients pencils out by simply looking at the math. Think Progress recently released an analysis of states

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana Next Month?

By Phillip Smith It’s now less than three weeks until Buckeye State voters head to the polls in an off-year election, and they make make Ohio the first Midwestern state to legalize marijuana. A poll this week that asked specifically if respondents supported the initiative on the ballot had 56% saying yes. They will be voting on Issue 3, a controversial proposal sponsored by ResponsibleOhio that would legalize both medical and recreational marijuana use, cultivation, and distribution. The measure would establish a 10-grower “monopoly” on commercial marijuana production (but not sales) and allow individuals to grow up to four plants

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Pennsylvania Medical Society To Reassess Opposition To Medical Marijuana

The Pennsylvania Medical Society’s official position is that it opposes the use of medical marijuana in any form, for any reason. That is a stance that makes no sense, considering the growing amount of evidence that marijuana has medical value, in addition to the growing list of personal testimonies from patients who swear that medical marijuana helps them. Activists have been pushing very hard for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and a lot of progress has been made lately. All of this has resulted in the Pennsylvania Medical Society choosing to reevaluate it’s opposition to medical marijuana. Per Trib Live: The

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Oct 182015
 October 18, 2015
Croatia Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Sort Of

Wherever there are people suffering, and medical marijuana can help those suffering people, medical marijuana should be legal. I think you would be hard pressed to find any country on the planet that doesn’t have people that would benefit from medical marijuana. Croatia is no exception. The nation of Croatia legalized medical marijuana the last week, sort of. Per ABC: The legalization formally went into effect on Thursday, but Croatian media reported that no medicines containing THC — the active element in cannabis — have been registered in the country. The health ministry has warned it remains illegal to grow marijuana

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