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.

May 282014
 May 28, 2014
US House To Vote On Medical Marijuana Amendment This Week

As early as this Thursday the U.S. House could vote on a bipartisan amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science spending bill that would prohibit the federal government from wasting taxpayer money interfering with state medical marijuana laws. The amendment is being offered by five Republicans and five Democrats. A vote several weeks ago on allowing Veteran Administration doctors discuss medical marijuana with their patients received 195 yes votes. Support for letting states set their own marijuana policy without federal interference is rising quickly. “This vote is about letting states help their citizens without interference […]

May 282014
 May 28, 2014
Why Children Deserve Safe Access To Medical Cannabis

While giving kids cannabis for health issues isn’t exactly common practice, it’s these young people who need the plant more than anyone when they’re suffering from epilepsy or cancer. The medicines that are produced by large pharmacy can have dangerous side effects, not to mention the rapid deteriorating effect that chemo has on a person. Kids especially need the healing power of cannabis because it virtually has no side effects, leaving the young one using it to develop and live a more normal childhood. When a person is diagnosed with […]

May 282014
 May 28, 2014
Louisiana Legislature Approves Modest Marijuana Policy Reform

By Robert Capecchi Thursday, the Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly approved HB 681 — modest marijuana policy reform — with a vote of 30-7. The House previously approved the legislation in a near-unanimous vote, 92-1! HB 681 would make positive, albeit modest, reforms to the way Louisiana treats a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge for someone who is on parole. Currently, acquiring a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge while on parole automatically results in parole revocation. If signed by Gov. Jindal, this legislation will give judges discretion to penalize parolees charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession with administrative sanctions […]

May 272014
 May 27, 2014
New York Assembly Passes Comprehensive, Bi-Partisan Medical Marijuana Bill

Albany — Today, the New York State Assembly passed (A.6357-B/Gottfried) by a bipartisan vote of 91 – 34. This is the fifth time that the Assembly has passed a medical marijuana bill, and comes just months after the Assembly included the measure in their one-house state budget proposal. The bill, known as the Compassionate Care Act, would provide relief for thousands of New York patients suffering from serious and debilitating conditions – such as cancer, MS, and epilepsy —  by allowing  the use of medical marijuana under the supervision of their […]

May 272014
 May 27, 2014
How To Get Rid Of Cutworms On Your Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Cutworms are most damaging to young seedling crops; capable of wiping them out in a single night.  Cutworms are the larval stage of certain moth species.  They have smooth bodies, are about one to two inches in length, gray or brown in color, may sport spots or stripes and will curl up in the shape of a ‘C’ when touched. Can be a serious threath to your cannabis crop because they feed on the leaves of your marijuana plants. On the other hand, this pests is very easy […]

May 272014
 May 27, 2014
Today: New York Assembly To Vote On Medical Marijuana Bill

Albany - Today, The New York State Assembly will vote on the Compassionate Care Act — A.6357-B (Gottfried), New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana bill. The bill will help provide relief to thousands of New Yorker’s who are currently suffering with debilitating medical conditions such as, cancer, multiple sclerosis, severe seizure disorders, and other serious conditions. Traveling from New York City, Westchester, and Central New York, patients will gather in Albany for an advocacy day and to hear the Assembly debate and vote on the bill. The bill would create one of […]

May 272014
 May 27, 2014
Study: THC Reduces Methamphetamine-Induced Brain Damage

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal PLoS ONE, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) can reduce and even prevent brain damage caused by methamphetamine intake. According to the study, titled Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol prevents methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity, “Methamphetamine (METH) is a potent psychostimulant with neurotoxic properties. Heavy use increases the activation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), production of peroxynitrites, microglia stimulation, and induces hyperthermia and anorectic effects.”  It continues; “Preclinical studies have shown that natural (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, Δ9-THC) and synthetic […]

May 272014
 May 27, 2014
The Racist War On Drugs By Ethan Nadelmann

Ethan Nadelmann argues that the prohibition of countless drugs have consistently racist underpinnings. Nadelmann is the Executive Director for the Drug Policy Alliance. Transcript — If you ask the question why are some drugs legal and others illegal. Why are cigarettes and alcohol legal and pharmaceuticals in the middle and these other drugs — marijuana and, you know, other ones illegal? You know, some people sort of inherently assume well this must be because there was a thoughtful consideration of the relative risks of drugs and, you know — but […]

May 262014
 May 26, 2014
How To Boost Your Marijuana Garden Yield In Five Easy Steps

By Robert Bergman How to scrog marijuana plants You’re either reading this because you’re familiar with ScrOGing or you’re curious about this whimsical term. What is ScrOGing? Actually, the term is ScrOG, which is the shortened form of “Screen of Green”. Still confused? Simply put, to ScrOG is to force the lower growing buds of your marijuana crop to the plants’ canopy by way of light optimization. A screen is used to force your crop to grow low and dense, forming a canopy of buds at the screen level; thus, […]

May 262014
 May 26, 2014
Russ Belville Interviews Neill Franklin, Executive Director Of L.E.A.P.

I have been lucky enough to get my hands on quite a bit of memorabilia over the years. I have a Tommy Chong Bong. I have been given countless vaporizers, nug jars, and clothing. But I think one of the coolest things I’ve ever received is an autographed picture from Neill Franklin, the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.). Anytime I can hear him speak is a good day. Below is video footage of Neill getting interviewed by valued contributor to The Weed Blog, Russ Belville: