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 122015
 January 12, 2015
Georgia's Governor Needs To Support A REAL Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia’s Governor has endorsed a ‘medical marijuana’ bill in Georgia’s Legislature. The symbolic move is great, unless you read the details of the bill. All the bill does is protect patients from being arrested in Georgia if they are caught possessing medical marijuana. The patients cannot grow the marijuana in Georgia, and they cannot purchase the marijuana in Georgia. I hate to break it to Georgia’s Governor, but that is not really a medical marijuana program. Any program that requires patients to break federal interstate trafficking laws to obtain medicine is not a real medical marijuana program. At least one

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
Sign The New Petition For Medical Marijuana In Florida

Florida came very, very close to legalizing medical marijuana during the 2014 election. After a narrow defeat, United for Care made it clear that they would try again in 2016. I’m happy to say that they are getting started early, and have a petition up for Florida voters to sign. If you don’t live in Florida, obviously you can’t sign the petition. However, if you do live in Florida, and I know we get a lot of readers from Florida, make sure to sign the petition to help bring medical marijuana reform to Florida. More info can be found below:

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
The Number Of Medical Marijuana Patients In Nevada Is Growing Rapidly

Nevada has had a medical marijuana program for awhile now, but until recently, not that many patients enrolled in the program compared to other states. However, that is changing very fast now that medical marijuana dispensaries will be opening soon in Nevada. With safe access on the way, Nevada medical marijuana patient numbers are growing rapidly. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal: More than 8,000 Nevadans had medical marijuana patient cards at the end of 2014, an increase of 65 percent from a year earlier, according to numbers released this week by the state Division of Public and Behavioral Health. People

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
Which Washington Marijuana Store Sold The Most Marijuana In 2014?

Recreational marijuana sales began in Washington State in July 2014. At first there were supply shortages, high prices, and not that many stores. There are still not that many stores compared to how many there will eventually be, but supplies are abundant and as a result prices have dropped. The numbers are out for 2014, and one marijuana store stood above the rest when it came to overall sales. One would likely think that a store in Seattle would have sold the most marijuana, however, that’s not the case. Per Marijuana Business Daily: The highest-grossing retail marijuana shop in Washington

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
U.S. Senators Want American Farmers To Be Allowed To Grow Hemp

Oregon politicians are, and have been for awhile now, at the forefront of recreational marijuana, medical marijuana, and hemp law reform. That was continued this last week when both of Oregon’s United States Senators, Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, teamed up with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to reintroduce a hemp cultivation bill. Per Biz Journals: The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 “would remove hemp from the Schedule I controlled substance list under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, and would define it as a non-drug so long as it contained less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol,” according to the lawmakers.

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
Chile Authorizes Second Round Of Medical Marijuana Cultivation

The Chilean government authorized a round of medical marijuana cultivation for patients and for research purposes. The harvest was very restrictive, and was seen as a trial run for medical marijuana cultivation in Chile. It must have gone well in the eyes of the Chilean government, because they are authorizing a second harvest. Per the Latin American Herald Tribune: The Chilean authorities have authorized the company Agrofuturo to carry out a project of cultivation and harvest of cannabis sativa for medicinal purposes, the second such initiative in Chile. A statement from the Agricultural and Livestock Service said on Wednesday that

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
Feds: Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Owe Back Taxes

A tax battle has been brewing for a while now in Washington State. Medical marijuana dispensary owners maintain that they don’t have to pay taxes because they don’t sell medical marijuana. The federal government disagrees, and considers transactions at medical marijuana dispensaries to be sales. The feds are going after dispensaries in Washington State for enormous sums of money. Per King 5: At Viskovich’s shop, medical marijuana patients donate money to support growers who donate their plants. However, the Department of Revenue considers those donations a business transaction, and recently sent Viskovich a notice. “For over $1 million in back-taxes,”

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Jan 112015
 January 11, 2015
Ukiah Pomos To Start California's First Tribal Marijuana Operation

Late last year the Obama Administration issued a memo stating that the federal government would not intervene if a Native American tribe wanted to grow and sell marijuana on tribal lands. Some tribes quickly expressed that they would not be doing so, while others came out and stated that they would explore the idea. It appears that one tribe in California is going to officially start an operation. Per the Press Democrat: A Ukiah Indian rancheria will soon be the site of what is likely California’s first tribe-sanctioned, large-scale indoor medical marijuana cultivation and distribution operation. The 250-member Pinoleville Pomo

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Jan 102015
 January 10, 2015
Event: Recreational Marijuana In Oregon And What To Expect for Your Business

I received the following alert from The Canna Law Group, if you are considering entering the marijuana industry in Oregon once legalization is implemented, I suggest you check this event out: To all marijuana entrepreneurs heading into the brave new world of recreational use in Oregon, Expect the Unexpected from Measure 91: In November 2014, Oregon joined Washington, Colorado, and Alaska as the third state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Measure 91 contains many provisions pertaining to the organization and licensing of recreational marijuana businesses. Measure 91 also puts the fate of the recreational marijuana industry in the

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Jan 102015
 January 10, 2015
Facing Recall Over Betraying Cannabis Reformers, Councilwoman Resigns

By Aaron Malin Columbia First Ward Councilperson Ginny Chadwick resigned at a Columbia City Council meeting. The resignation, effective at noon today, comes after after a coalition of community groups successfully submitted enough petition signatures to trigger an April recall vote. Chadwick’s nine-month tenure in office was plagued by questionable votes and a disregard for her constituency. The final straw that triggered her recall was her vote against an ordinance that would have added cultivation of two cannabis plants to Columbia’s marijuana decriminalization ordinance, a law that has been on Columbia’s books for a decade. Chadwick cast the tie-breaking vote against

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