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.

Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
Passionate Rally Held Cuomo's Office To Demand He Sign New York Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill

Today, patients, families, and advocates rallied outside Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office to urge the Governor to sign a bill that would expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients. In June, with overwhelming bipartisan support, both houses of the legislature passed A.7060 (Gottfried) / S.5086 (Griffo), directing the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. The bill was delivered to Governor on October 30th. He has until November 11th to sign or veto the bill; if he does neither, it will become law. The bill instructs

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Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
Veterans To Rally For Medical Marijuana Access In D.C. In Front Of White House

I received the following press release today, which I think is very cool. Wish I could attend: What: This Veteran’s Day, veterans and activists will gather to walk from the Veteran’s Affairs Headquarters down Pennsylvania Avenue to the gates of the White House where they will be disposing of thousands empty prescription pill bottles collected from their brothers and sisters across the country in memory of those whose sacrifices did not end on the battlefield. With the current veteran suicide rate at 22 per day, it is time for the VA to recognize alternate forms of war trauma treatment for

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Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
US Senate Approves Funding Bill That Allows Veterans To Access Medical Marijuana

The Senate today passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which includes language to allow Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. The language was included as an amendment in the Senate Appropriations committee in May. “Veterans in medical marijuana states should be treated the same as any other resident, and should be able to discuss marijuana with their doctor,” said Michael Collins, deputy director of national affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. “It makes no sense that a veteran can’t use medical marijuana if it

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Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
Cannabis And Hemp Business Accelerator Bringing Ancillary Cannabiz To The East Coast

I received the following press release and am passing it along. I know there are a lot of people out there that are looking for help growing their business: Monday, September 21st Greenhouse Ventures (GHV) – a business accelerator driving ancillary startups in the cannabis and hemp industries – launched its pilot semester with three ancillary startups. Located in Philadelphia, PA, GHV is working to bring best practices in the cannabis industry from the West Coast to the East. GHV will be hosting its first Demo Day in Philadelphia on December 5th, where it will be introducing ventures working in

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Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
Texas Veterans To Launch Medical Marijuana Campaign On Veterans Day

Texas veterans and their supporters will gather in front of the Vietnam Veterans Monument at the Texas State Capitol at 1 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Veterans Day, to announce the launch of Operation Trapped. The monument is located on the northeast side of the Capitol grounds near the corner of 14th Street and Brazos Street. Operation Trapped, backed by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, is a veteran-based campaign intended to build support for legislation allowing access to medical marijuana — a safer alternative to prescription drugs — for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), chronic pain,

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Nov 102015
 November 10, 2015
Support Safe Access To Medical Marijuana For Missouri Veterans

I received the following message from the Missouri medical marijuana campaign yesterday: My name is Sarah Runge, and I am a United States combat veteran. I am also I medical marijuana refugee. I was born in Missouri, a sixth generation farmer’s daughter, and though I grew up country, I always wanted to see the world. So, at 18, I joined the Army and, at 21, they sent me to war. Although my time in service was an honor, it was not kind to my health. There are many things I must endure while I wait for Missouri to have a cannabis program that works. Stand

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Nov 092015
 November 9, 2015
Leading Drug Policy Reformers To Be Honored At International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Leading advocates for drug policy reform will be honored at an awards ceremony on Saturday, November 21, at the biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Arlington, VA. The conference is being organized by the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war, and is co-sponsored by dozens of other reform organizations. For a complete list, visit: www.reformconference.org. “Every political movement for freedom and justice has its heroes, yet only a select few ever win the recognition they deserve,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. “These awards honor those who have

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Nov 092015
 November 9, 2015
Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Campaign Collects 100K Signatures

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced Monday it has collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. The signatures must be reviewed and certified by town and city clerks before being submitted to the secretary of the commonwealth by December 2. 64,750 valid signatures of registered state voters are required to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. After the secretary of the commonwealth’s office tallies and confirms the signatures, the petition will be transmitted to the Massachusetts Legislature. If the legislature does not adopt the measure, initiative backers must

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Nov 092015
 November 9, 2015
Squaxin Island Tribe Opens First Marijuana Store On Reservation

I received the following press release. I always like seeing Native tribes benefiting from the cannabis industry: The Squaxin Island Tribe announced today that the new retail marijuana store “Elevation” will open for business on the Squaxin Reservation at 4:20pm on Thursday November 12th. The Store is expected to be the first Tribal marijuana retailer of its kind to open in the U.S. The store represents the culmination of years of discussion with the Liquor and Cannabis Board following Washington State voters’ decision to legalize marijuana in 2012. The Tribe has established a strict set of regulatory controls designed to

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Nov 092015
 November 9, 2015
Leading Marijuana Market Research Firm Partners With Leading Cannabis Data Firm

From the stage at ArcView’s private investor forum at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas, ArcView Market Research, the top selling publisher of cannabis market information, and New Frontier, the leading Big Data provider in the cannabis industry, will announce a strategic partnership to co-produce at least ten market reports on the cannabis industry over the next year.  They will also announce the availability of pre-sales of the 4th edition of The State of Legal Marijuana Markets (which ArcView previously published independently). “This partnership combines ArcView’s in-depth cannabis industry understanding, key relationships, and its market leading position with New Frontier’s team

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