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 252013
 
A Timeline Of Marijuana Use In The U.S. - Infographic

The political discussion regarding decriminalizing marijuana use is centuries old, yet remains a hot-button issue even today. Where did it all start? Are we heading for a full legalization of marijuana throughout the country? Let’s explore some of these questions, as well as a quick look at the increase of its use in the U.S. Reefer Madness? 18.9 million – The number of marijuana users (occasional and daily) in the U.S. This accounts for 7.3% of the population. 42% – The percentage of Americans 12 and older who have used marijuana at [...]

Oct 252013
 
Five Reasons Why More Women Don't Smoke Weed

By Simone Fischer 1.) Judgement Women often feel that if they smoke weed or open up about weed they will be judged or not as highly regarded. Generally speaking, when men smoke weed or open up about it people usually remain indifferent. There is a double standard at work that devalues women’s experience with weed that men are often free from. Women need to own their experiences and not give a rat’s ass about what other people think. 2.) Family Because women were blessed/cursed with the ability to make babies, the conversation [...]

Oct 242013
 
Wishing I Was At The 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference In Denver

If you are attending the 2013 International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Denver, Colorado today thru Sunday, I’m very jealous of you! Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the event, but I really wish I was able to make it. Hopefully my financial situation will turn around when they have it again two years from now, or maybe I make a friend that will let me crash on their couch at least (I can re-pay in Oregon nugs?). I have been following the event on Twitter (#reformconf), and it seems like almost [...]

Oct 242013
 
Ace Of Spades Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Ace Of Spades Cannabis Strain Review And Pics I have not personally consumed the Ace of Spades marijuana strain, but a handful of my friends have and they say it’s an amazing strain. It was created by TGA Subcool Seeds, which speaks for itself. TGA Subcool Seeds has always been my favorite seed breeding company, and all their strains are fantastic. Below is a description of the strain from TGA: “This is another hybrid that combines lemon and berry in order to have that sweet and sour taste I like [...]

Oct 242013
 
Help Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Make a Movie

By Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition We are thrilled to announce the launch of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s crowdfunding campaign, “Cops Lead Drug War Victims on  Journey for Peace.” Making use of the footage shot during 2012′s Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity, LEAP is producing a documentary film about the law enforcers who led a caravan of drug war victims across the United States in a campaign to acknowledge the devastation created by Mexico’s war on drugs. LEAP’s mission was to supplement the victims’ [...]

Oct 242013
 
Florida AG Submits Argument To Florida Supreme Court Opposing Medical Marijuana Amendment

A very important message from the Florida medical marijuana campaign: Earlier today, Attorney General Pam Bondi submitted an argument to the Florida Supreme Court in opposition to the medical marijuana ballot amendment. It is not surprising that out of touch Tallahassee politicians like Pam Bondi continue to oppose compassionate health care policy in Florida. Just as politicians in the Florida Legislature refused to even give medical marijuana a hearing in the 2013 session, AG Bondi wants to deny Floridians the opportunity to even vote on this issue – despite numerous [...]

Oct 242013
 
How To Identify And Prevent Bud Rot On Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Bud rot is the worst nightmare for marijuana growers. It’s hard to prevent or identify and it will ruin your whole cannabis crop. Bud rot develops on the inside of the buds and spreads very quick. Even when your marijuana is drying, this mold will stay active so make sure you’re well prepared this nasty fungus. 1. Prevention is better than cure Bud rot, also known as botrytis cinerea or grey mold, thrives best when air is very humid and temperatures are low. It develops in the [...]

Oct 242013
 
Washington Medical Marijuana Recommendations Draw Opposition

By Phillip Smith The three state agencies and the governor’s office that constitute the state’s medical marijuana working group on Monday released their draft recommendations for dealing with medical marijuana in the era of legal marijuana possession and state-licensed marijuana stores under the I-502 initiative. Their recommendations would essentially gut the existing medical marijuana system, and patients and advocates are crying foul. The recommendations from the State Liquor Control Board (which is in charge of implementing the I-502 regime), the Department of Health, and the Department of Revenue would allow state-registered patients [...]

Oct 242013
 
Washington DC Likely To Approve Marijuana Decriminalization

The Washington D.C. City Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a public hearing last night on legislation introduced earlier this year by Councilman Tommy Wells. There is another hearing scheduled for today. Media report after media report has shown overwhelming support for the legislation. According to NBC: “With the majority of the D.C. Council supporting at least decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, it seems likely that the District’s marijuana laws will change next year…” The Simple Possession of Small Quantities of Marijuana Decriminalization Act that was [...]

Oct 242013
 
Cannabis Can Prevent The Effects Of Stress-Related Depression

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published this week by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabinoids can prevent the effects of stress-induced depression. For the study – which was conducted at the University of Haifa - researchers used animal models to examine if activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors (something which cannabis does naturally) can “ameliorate the effects of CMS [chronic mild stress] on emotional learning (ie, conditioned avoidance and extinction), long-term potentiation (LTP) in the hippocampal-accumbens pathway and depression-like symptoms (ie, coping with stress behavior, anhedonia and weight changes).” Researchers found [...]