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.

Feb 072015
 February 7, 2015
There Are Now Over 1,000 Medical Marijuana Patients In Illinois

Illinois’ medical marijuana program has gotten off to a rough start. Illinois has one of the most strict medical marijuana programs in the country, and has still yet to help even one patient get safe access to legal medical marijuana. Combine no safe access with a very small list of qualifying conditions, and the creates a recipe for a very limited program. In fact, Illinois only has roughly 1,000 medical marijuana patients for the entire state. Per ABC Chicago: Illinois has now approved approximately 1,000 patients for the state’s medical marijuana program. Department of Public Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said Wednesday

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Feb 072015
 February 7, 2015
Take Action On Marijuana Law Reform In 2015

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director As we get further into 2015, state legislatures are convening all around the country and the issue of marijuana law reform is a hot topic in many of them. From full legalization to decriminalization to medical use, marijuana is being debated in state houses across the nation. A key component of making these reform efforts successful is the mobilization of citizens like yourself. Only so much can be done by top down lobbying and lawmakers often base their votes off of the will of their constituents. To make this process as pain-free as possible,

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Feb 072015
 February 7, 2015
Marijuana Edibles Made Up Almost Half Of The Colorado Market In 2014

Cannabis edibles have been around for a long time, but you couldn’t buy them in stores or dispensaries until fairly recently. In the past you would have to have a culinary savvy friend who also liked cannabis in order to get your hands on edibles. Now days in Colorado, you can go into a store and purchase cannabis edibles in many different forms. Cannabis edibles are popular in Colorado too. So popular, that edibles made up roughly 45% of the newly legal recreational industry in Colorado in 2014. Per The Cannabist: The proliferation of marijuana edibles stunned state and industry

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Feb 072015
 February 7, 2015
Tips For Attending A High Times Cannabis Cup Event

I have been fortunate enough over the last few years to attend several High Times Cannabis Cups. I have been to medical Cups in Los Angeles and the Bay Area, medical Cups in Denver, and the first ever recreational Cup in Denver in 2013. I haven’t been to the one in Seattle yet, but Jay Smoker has, and he said it was just as awesome as the other Cups in other cities. The High Times Cannabis Cup is going on right now in San Bernardino, California, and I wanted to pass along some tips for attendees who haven’t been to

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Feb 062015
 February 6, 2015
Oregon Department Of Agriculture Adopts Industrial Hemp Rules

The Oregon Department of Agriculture has adopted administrative rules that allow for industrial hemp production and create a framework for a new agricultural industry in the state. The rules define production and handling requirements while establishing a permit and licensing process for growers of industrial hemp, which includes fees associated with ODA’s program. With the adoption of the rules, ODA is expecting a crop to be planted this spring as permits will soon be issued. The rules support a 2009 law passed by the Oregon Legislature authorizing industrial hemp production and possession. While industrial hemp, as defined in Oregon law,

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Feb 062015
 February 6, 2015
Y Combinator Invests In Medical Marijuana Delivery App

Investor dollars are flooding into the marijuana industry at a rapid pace. This was occurring prior to high profile investor Peter Thiel’s company, Founders Fund, investing in the industry. But after the Founders Fund investment, investments have increased even further. The latest high profile company to make an investment is Y Combinator. Per Marijuana Business Daily: Y Combinator (YC) – a business accelerator that helped get Reddit, Airbnb and Dropbox off the ground – has invested in San Francisco-based Meadow, which offers a cannabis delivery app that connects patients and dispensaries. Meadow also recently launched CannabisMD, where patients can schedule

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Feb 062015
 February 6, 2015
Drug Policy Alliance Salutes Black Drug Policy Reformers

This February, the Drug Policy Alliance will launch a month-long online tribute to Black drug policy reformers. At a time when the nation reflects upon the history and contributions of Black Americans, DPA seeks to raise awareness about the significant and far-reaching roles that Black authors, activists and movement builders have played and continue to play in drug policy reform. Each week will feature its own category and honoree. “The work of African Americans has often gone un-discussed when it was mentioned at all. Many have labored outside of the light and so the question has been asked time and

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Feb 062015
 February 6, 2015
Marijuana Legislation Pending Before The Missouri General Assembly

By Dan Viets At this point in the 2015 session of the Missouri General Assembly, bills continue to be filed which relate to cannabis. One of the bills presently filed relating to medical marijuana is House Bill 490 filed by Representative Keith English. This bill would create a comprehensive medical cannabis law. It would allow cannabis to be dispensed from up to 60 distribution centers throughout the state. Licensed physicians and others who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances would have the authority to recommend cannabis to patients. A system for regulating and registering patients, dispensaries and cultivation centers would

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Feb 052015
 February 5, 2015
Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed In Illinois

Last year the State of Illinois passed a medical marijuana bill. However, Illinois’ medical marijuana program has yet to get off the ground due to many delays. Illinois’ new Governor, Bruce Rauner, announced winners of medical marijuana cultivation and distribution licenses so hopefully things finally get moving. In the meantime, there are two bills in Illinois’ Legislature that deal with marijuana reform. One bill would decriminalize marijuana possession, and another would fully legalize marijuana for all adults over 21 years old. Per The Joint Blog: House Bill 218, filed by Representative Kelly Cassidy, would make the possession of up to

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Feb 052015
 February 5, 2015
U.S. Surgeon General Admits Marijuana Has Medical Value

Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the United States government. In order for marijuana to be classified as a Schedule I substance, that means that the federal government considers marijuana to have zero medical value. This of course is a slap in the face to science and logic, proven by the fact that the same federal government grows marijuana for medical reasons in Mississippi, supplies medical marijuana to four federal medical marijuana patients, and owns patents related to marijuana’s medical value. The hypocrisy increased even further this week when the United States Attorney General admitted in

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