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.

Jan 262014
 January 26, 2014
New Hampshire Senator Threatens Constituent For Supporting Marijuana Decriminalization

Courtesy of The Joint Blog We received this conversation from a reader, who was “shocked” at how a senator in New Hampshire responded when he contacted him to support cannabis decriminalization. Below is the conservation. – E-mail sent to Senator Andy Sanborn by constituent Michael Maly: Dear Senator Sanborn, As I am sure you are aware, the issue of marijuana prohibition has been a widely debated issue in American politics. The tide seems to be shifting and states around the nation are passing decriminalization bills and some are even approving [...]

Jan 252014
 January 25, 2014
Farm Bureau Urges Removal Of Industrial Hemp As A Controlled Substance

From my friends at Vote Hemp: WASHINGTON, DC – The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new resolution on industrial hemp that was adopted by delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation at its 95th annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas last week, January 14, 2014. The policy resolution urges the repeal of the classification of industrial hemp as a controlled substance. The effort was lead by the Indiana Farm Bureau. The resolution, which falls under the “we oppose” category, reads: “The classification of industrial hemp as [...]

Jan 252014
 January 25, 2014
US Representative Invites Obama To Tour A Colorado Marijuana Garden

I received the following e-mail from United States Representative Jared Polis: WASHINGTON, DC —Representative Jared Polis (CO-02) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid inviting them to visit Colorado to see how the state’s new marijuana regulations are being successfully implemented. The invitation comes on the heels of comments from both men which suggest shifting positions on the relative dangers and regulation of marijuana. “I would like to extend an invitation to both of you to visit Colorado and join me to visit [...]

Jan 252014
 January 25, 2014
Georgia: Majority Of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

A majority of Georgia voters believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal and regulated, according to the findings of a statewide Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by Georgia NORML and Peachtree NORML. Fifty-four percent of respondents endorsed “changing Georgia law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol.” Forty-one percent of respondents opposed the idea. The totals are similar to nationwide percentages reported earlier this month by CNN, which found that fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults. Fifty-seven percent of those Georgians surveyed supported making cannabis legal for medical purposes only, while [...]

Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014
Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Officially Makes The 2014 Ballot

Enormous news from the Florida medical marijuana campaign, see the e-mail I received below: It’s official: The Supervisors of Elections have validated enough of our submitted signatures to place us on the ballot in November – more than the 683,149 we needed and in the required number of congressional districts. This is an amazing feat. I have to admit, less than a year ago I never thought we’d see this day – but thanks to your support and hard work, we were able to make history together. I want to [...]

Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014
Nancy Grace Debates Nancy Grace On The Effects Of Marijuana

I have never been a fan of Nancy Grace, even before she started attacking marijuana reform. She is so gone off the reefer madness these days that it’s hard for me to fit my head around. Someone on YouTube made a stellar video of Nancy Grace debating Nancy Grace over the effects of marijuana. It’s outstanding, and highlights just how big of a hypocrite she is on this topic. I love one of the comments on the YouTube video that points out that Nancy Grace is just a corporate puppet [...]

Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014
Can Marijuana Help Prevent Suicide?

One of the arguments against marijuana is that it may contribute to depression and suicide. Anti-pot smokers like to argue that stoners are seriously lazy and depressed but unfortunately for them, a study from Germany has been released saying that places where marijuana laws are lax and the plant is well loved, rates of suicide have actually decreased, rather than increase. Since suicide is most often caused by stress and marijuana takes away stress, it definitely makes sense that cannabis would allow people to release their stress, causing a drop [...]

Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014
New Poll Finds 65% In Florida Support Medical Marijuana Initiative

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new poll released Wednesday from Public Policy Polling has found that 65% of voters in Florida would support a ballot measure legalizing medical cannabis; considering they are almost certain to have such a measure on this November’s ballot, these high approval ratings may offer a promising prediction of Florida’s near future. Participants were asked, “Would you support or oppose a ballot initiative allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes?”, and offered a simple choice: “Support”, “Oppose” or “Not sure”. While 12% responded that they were unsure, a clear [...]

Jan 242014
 January 24, 2014
Which State Legislature Will Be The First To Legalize Marijuana?

I remember years ago when it seemed like marijuana legalization was quite a ways out. 2010 saw the first statewide vote on marijuana legalization, which blew my mind at the time. After the 2010 election my perception changed and legalization seemed like it was right around the corner, but prior to that it seemed like it was going to take forever to get an initiative approved for the ballot and passed on election day. 2012 of course saw not one, but two states legalize marijuana (Colorado and Washington in case [...]

Jan 232014
 January 23, 2014
CBS Poll: Majority Of Americans Believe Marijuana Should Be Legal

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director A majority of US adults believe that the consumption of marijuana ought to be legal, according to the results of a nationwide CBS poll released today. Fifty-one percent of respondents answered affirmatively to the question, “Should marijuana use be legal?” The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1979 (when only 27 percent of adults endorsed legalization), and marks a six point jump in support since the last time pollsters posed the question in [...]