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.

Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Television Commercial Cancellation Highlights Media Discrimination Against Marijuana Businesses

When it comes to advertising, there are a lot of limitations for marijuana businesses. Some marijuana business models are specifically prohibited from advertising in some areas. In other areas where advertising is allowed, marijuana businesses still find it difficult to advertise on mainstream media outlets who almost always discriminate against marijuana businesses. Mainstream media is not as harsh as it used to be from a coverage perspective, but it’s a completely different story when it comes to advertising. The most recent example came with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC). The OMMBC purchased advertising time on a Portland media outlet

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Jared Fogle Will Serve Less Time In Prison For Molesting Children Than Some Do For Marijuana

If you watch the news on television, follow the news online or on social media, or generally don’t live under a rock, chances are you are familiar with the case of Jared Fogle, the disgraced former face of Subway restaurants. Recently Jared Fogle became the focus of a federal child pornography investigation. During the course of the investigation it was determined that not only did Jared Fogle possess and distribute child pornography, but that he had actually molested at least 14 children. Per the Associated Press: A prosecutor says the $1.4 million in restitution that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Most Federal Marijuana Research Money Goes Towards Addiction Research, Not Medical Benefits

If you ever get a chance to talk to a medical researcher about marijuana, they will be quick to tell you just how hard it is to research the medical benefits of marijuana. The science side of the research is not the problem, it’s the bureaucratic side that largely prevents medical benefit based marijuana research. A story came out yesterday which found that almost 80% of marijuana research money does not go towards researching marijuana’s medical benefits. Instead it goes to fund research into marijuana addiction and abuse. Per USA Today: An analysis by News21 shows that $1.1 billion of

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
When Will Medical Marijuana Be Available In New York?

Medical marijuana patients in New York have been waiting a long time for safe access to medical marijuana. After a very long wait, medical marijuana was legalized in limited forms in New York. But since New York doesn’t allow home cultivation, patients had to wait until cultivation and distribution licenses were awarded, which was a drawn out process. Now that licenses have been issued, patients are still without medicine, and while cultivation companies have until January to get their product to patients, many are worried that the deadline will not be met. Per Marijuana Business Daily: Some stakeholders in New

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Aug 192015
 August 19, 2015
Patient With Life-Threatening Angioedema Responds Favorably To Inhaled Marijuana

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Inhaling cannabis is associated with the remission of refractory idiopathic angioedema, according to a clinical report published in the journal Case Reports in Immunology. Angioedema is a condition characterized by rapid swelling under the skin in regions around the face and throat, which may result in airway obstruction or suffocation. Investigators from the Soroka University Medical Center in Israel reported on the progress of a 27-year-old male patient with life-threatening, recurrent angioedema of unknown origin. Doctors placed the patient on a regiment of 20 grams of inhaled cannabis monthly after he failed to respond

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Aug 182015
 August 18, 2015
Drug Policy Alliance Partners With Social Impact Company ATTN:

The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights, is entering a new partnership with ATTN:, a company with a mission to inform and empower the next generation to make a social impact. In recent months, ATTN: has produced a series of written stories and videos related to drugs and the drug war, such as the history of marijuana, MDMA, cocaine, opiumand drug laws in different countries. The series, entitled “The Real History of Illegal Drugs,” has garnered millions of views. ATTN: creates powerful content covering issues ranging from

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Aug 182015
 August 18, 2015
Updates On The Arizona And Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Campaigns

I received the following update from the Marijuana Policy Project: We wanted to provide you with a quick update on the ballot initiative campaigns in Arizona and Massachusetts that MPP is sponsoring. As you probably know, MPP was responsible for the successful campaigns that ended marijuana prohibition in Colorado in 2012 and Alaska in 2014. The campaigns in Arizona and Massachusetts are targeting Election Day November 2016. We’re very excited to continue this work, as ballot initiatives are a proven method for changing laws when politicians fail to take action. For the third election cycle in a row, MPP will be

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Aug 182015
 August 18, 2015
What If ResponsibleOhio's Marijuana Initiative Passes But The Anti-Monopoly Amendment Also Passes?

Ohio voters will see marijuana legalization on the 2015 ballot. The legalization initiative, which was put on the ballot by the ResponsibleOhio campaign, would legalize the possession and cultivation of marijuana for all adults over 21 in Ohio, and would grant the exclusive right to grow marijuana for profit to ten entities. That last provision has caused quite a bit of controversy, and was what inspired House Joint Joint Resolution 4, which was introduced by Reps. Ryan Smith, a Bidwell Republican, and Mike Curtin, a Columbus-area Democrat. House Resolution 4 would prohibit the ResponsibleOhio business model. That resolution is going to also

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Aug 172015
 August 17, 2015
Review - Cannabis Infused Gourmet Butter Mints By Trike Edibles And Elixirs

When I was growing up, we lived by a restaurant called Los Chiles. I absolutely loved going to eat at Los Chiles. Even though it was just a basic Mexican food place (and has long since gone out of business), for some reason I thought the place was very fancy when I was a small kid. No matter what I ended up eating for dinner, I always looked forward to my favorite part of the night when we got our mints. They were butter mints of various colors, and I would always try to be quick to the dish so

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Aug 172015
 August 17, 2015
Charges Dropped Against Women Who Was Sexually Assaulted During Marijuana Search

One of the most disgusting stories that I have read about all year is the story of Charneshia Corley, who was sexually assaulted by law enforcement during a search for marijuana. The search didn’t occur in a private room at the police headquarters. It occurred in public view in a Texaco parking lot. I cannot fathom how one human could do that to another human, especially in the name of marijuana prohibition. Charneshia was accused of a traffic violation, and moments later a law enforcement officer is probing her private parts for all to see. That’s absolutely horrific. Below is

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