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 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:

May 262014
 May 26, 2014
Vermont: Majority Support For Retail Marijuana Sales

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director A strong majority of Vermonters support regulating the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana for adults, according to a statewide Castleton Polling Institute survey commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they support “changing Vermont law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so retailers would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older?” Only 34 percent of those survey opposed the notion of legalization. The Castleton poll possesses a margin or error of +/- 4 percent. Within […]

May 262014
 May 26, 2014
Amendment Introduced To Legalize Medical Marijuana In North Carolina

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A proposal to legalize medical cannabis through a constitutional amendment has been introduced in North Carolina by Representative Kelly Alexander. If approved into law, the measure would allow for the possession, use, cultivation and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for medical purposes. House Bill 1161, the North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act, has been assigned to theHouse Judiciary Committee. If approved by the state’s legislature, the bill would be placed on this November’s general election ballot, giving voters the opportunity to approve or deny the change, a change […]

May 252014
 May 25, 2014
Blueberry Haze Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Blueberry Haze Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Blueberry Haze marijuana strain is a hybrid cross of blueberry and haze. As the name indicates, Blueberry Haze smells a lot like blueberries and tastes sweet and smooth. As is the case with most haze strains, the Blueberry Haze strain packs a lot of punch. It’s a perfect strain if you want to sleep, or just relax on your couch. I’ve read some reviews that says this is an upbeat strain, providing energy after smoking it. That was not the case for me. […]

May 252014
 May 25, 2014
Illinois House Approves Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For Seizures

By Karen O’Keefe Even before the first medical marijuana ID card has been issued, both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have voted to expand the state’s medical marijuana law to include more suffering patients. Earlier this week, the House voted 98-18 to allow both adults and minors with seizure disorders to qualify for medical cannabis. Illinois’ medical marijuana law, which was signed into law last August, is one of only three to leave behind seriously ill minors. The House amended SB 2636 to also allow the health department to develop rules allowing other seriously ill minors to […]

May 252014
 May 25, 2014
HIGH TIMES At The Champs East Glass Show

I remember when I was growing up and started smoking marijuana, one of my favorite things to do was go into head shops and look at glass. I was obviously too broke to afford any glass of my own, but that didn’t stop me from going in and loitering and see what was the biggest bong they had, the most expensive pipe, and anything else that looked cool. Oregon is home to some amazing glass blowers. I’m still fairly broke, but over the years I’ve accumulated some pretty sweet glass. […]

May 242014
 May 24, 2014
Poll: Eighty Three Percent Of New Yorkers Favor Medical Marijuana

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A Quinnipiac University poll released this week has found that a vast majority of New York voters favor the legalization of medical cannabis. In all, 83% were found to be in support of the move, with just 15% opposed. A majority of New York voters – 51% to 44% – are also in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. Medical cannabis legalization is favored by all political parties in New York, including 74% of Republican. “Medical marijuana in New York, and in every other state surveyed by Quinnipiac, is a no-brainer,” says […]

May 242014
 May 24, 2014
State Of New Mexico Proposes New Medical Marijuana Program Rules

Late last Friday the New Mexico Department of Health released proposed rule changes governing the medical cannabis program. If the new rules are adopted, thousands of patients, many of whom are New Mexico’s Military Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, are worried that their medical cannabis will be taken away by making it harder for them to access their medicine. In defense of patients’ access, the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Patient’s Alliance, the South East New Mexico Medical Cannabis Alliance, and the Drug Policy Alliance are re-launching […]

DEA Backs Down; Kentucky Will Get Its Hemp Seeds

 Posted by at 5:37 AM on May 24, 2014  Hemp
May 242014
 May 24, 2014
DEA Backs Down; Kentucky Will Get Its Hemp Seeds

By Phillip Smith Kentucky agricultural officials told the Associated Press Thursday evening that the DEA had approved a permit allowing the state to import a 250-lb shipment of hemp seed to be used for research purposes. The DEA had originally balked at issuing the permit, only to be hit with a firestorm of criticism, including sharp words from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who just happens to be from Kentucky. Although the omnibus farm bill passed earlier this year included an amendment allowing for research into hemp in states that had authorized it, […]

May 242014
 May 24, 2014
Florida Meet the Experts II - Mike Boutin

The first time I heard of Mike Boutin was on the show ‘Weed Country.’ I wasn’t a fan of the show, which is not uncommon. There are very few marijuana shows from mainstream media that I like. I will say though that Mike Boutin was about the only thing on that show that I liked. I liked the way he did business, and from what I hear, he is a very skilled grower. Below is footage of Russ Belville interviewing Mike Boutin at the ‘Meet the Experts’ event in Florida.