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 112014
 October 11, 2014
Marijuana In Oregon: Measure 91 - Part 1

Marijuana legalization is on Oregon’s ballot this November. Part 1 offers a comprehensive look inside Oregon’s current medical marijuana program and explores the potential benefits and consequences of passing Measure 91 in Oregon. Throughout the month of October, Nic Adenau LLC will be releasing an online documentary series that focuses on Oregon’s current marijuana industry and the potential impacts of Measure 91. The “Marijuana in Oregon” series is a purely educational media documentary series. No capital gains are generated off of this video. All third party content falls under the educational provisions of Fair Use Law (Copyright Act of 1976,

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Oct 112014
 October 11, 2014
Number Of Marijuana Related Arrests In Chicago Still Too High

By Alizeh Siddiqui According to DNAinfo Chicago, the percentage of people fined for the possession of marijuana in Chicago has greatly increased over the past year. However, an activist group is questioning why more than 60 percent of those found in possession of marijuana are still arrested. The national coordinator for Black Youth Project 100, Charlene Carruthers, says that Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy “has said over and over again we should be ticketing, not arresting, but it still happens.” Yesterday at Chicago City Hall, Carruthers cited figures demonstrating that the city spends $80 million a year processing marijuana arrests, despite

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Oct 112014
 October 11, 2014
NORML PAC Endorses Representative Beto O'Rourke For US Congress

NORML PAC is endorsing Representative Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) for re-election the the US House of Representatives. “Rep. O’Rourke is an ardent supporter of reforming our nation’s marijuana policies,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri, “In just his first term, he has proven to be an intelligent and pragmatic politician with a long future in front of him. We strongly encourage voters to support his re-election campaign to keep a true reform champion in Congress.” Representative O’Rourke issued the following statement to supporters and voters on the topic: “Those of us who live in this region, in El Paso and Juarez,

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Oct 102014
 October 10, 2014
Columbia, Missouri Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

By Dan Viets, J.D., Show-Me Cannabis Board Chair Columbia City Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe has made revisions in her proposed cultivation ordinance which are designed to respond to some of the criticisms made by two Columbia citizen advisory groups. The proposal amends Columbia’s decriminalization ordinance and its medical marijuana ordinance to include cultivation of no more than two marijuana plants. Under the ordinance which covers general adult possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, the penalties are limited to a fine of $250. The proposal would prescribe the same penalty range for cultivation. Under Columbia’s medical marijuana ordinance, police are

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Oct 102014
 October 10, 2014
NORML PAC Endorses Representative Steve Cohen For Congress

NORML PAC is endorsing Representative Steve Cohen for re-election to the US Congress representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district. “Rep. Cohen is one of the most outspoken and effective supporters of marijuana legalization we currently have in Washington,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri, “From introducing legislation such as the National Commission on Marijuana Policy Act, co-sponsoring every single federal marijuana law reform measure, to grilling drug war proponents in committee hearings, Cohen has been unrelenting in his fight to end our nation’s war on marijuana consumers and it is crucial we keep him in Congress to continue the fight. Marijuana

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Oct 102014
 October 10, 2014
Canada's Largest Addiction Center Calls For Marijuana Legalization

By Phillip Smith In a report issued today, Canada’s largest addiction center called for marijuana legalization with a strict regulatory approach. The recommendation is based in harm reduction principles. The Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto made the call for legalization in its report Cannabis Policy Framework. It comes after an in-depth analysis of the health, social, and legal implications of marijuana use, as well as an examination of comparative marijuana policy, by CAMH scientists and policy experts. “Canada’s current system of cannabis control is failing to prevent or reduce the harms associated with cannabis use,” said

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Oct 102014
 October 10, 2014
National Association Of Social Workers Endorses Oregon Marijuana Legalization

Below is a press release I received from the Oregon Measure 91 campaign which would legalize and regulate marijuana: The NASW Oregon Chapter’s Social Workers Political Action Committee has met with both sides of the Measure 91 ballot measure campaign to weigh the issues carefully. As social workers, our mission is to enhance human well-being and meet the basic human needs of all people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. The committee compared Oregon’s current approach on marijuana with the approach proposed in Measure 91 in terms of our mission. The measure is imperfect,

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Oct 092014
 October 9, 2014
Recent Poll Shows Alaska Marijuana Legalization Winning By Large Margin

Alaska voters will be voting on marijuana legalization next month, along with Oregon and Washington D.C.. While case law makes marijuana legal in Alaska already, it’s far from the legalization model that is in place in Washington and Colorado where consumers can go into a store and buy marijuana for recreational purposes. Most polls that I have seen out of Alaska have shown the initiative barely winning, or even losing. However, those polls were flawed for several reasons. The most recent poll shows the initiative winning, and by a large margin. Per AmandaCoyne.Com: According to a question on a poll

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Oct 092014
 October 9, 2014
Reserve Soldiers In Israel Can Use Medical Marijuana

Israel’s medical marijuana policies are so much superior to those in the United States. Israel researches medical marijuana far more than the United States at a national level. Reserve soldiers in Israel can even consume medical marijuana if they are a registered patient. Per Times of Israel: The IDF has decided to allow reserve soldiers who hold a prescription for medical marijuana to continue to use the medication even while they are performing their active reserve duty, it was reported on Monday The decision affects just a few hundred reserve soldiers, and the army has not published exact guidelines, leaving open

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