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.

Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
Have Fun, But Be Responsible This 420

April 20th is a magical time. For me and some of my friends in years past, it was the only time that we would get together. Kind of like a marijuana family reunion of sorts. Everyone would bring their favorite strains, and we would have potluck with pot foods. Some of my friends are amazing bakers and cooks, so the spread would be fantastic. I was out of town the last four years, but I’m reviving the 420 potluck with my friends. I’m looking forward to a 420 with friends [...]

Happy 420 Eve

 Posted by at 1:36 PM on April 19, 2014  Opinion
Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
Happy 420 Eve

Do you celebrate 420 Eve? I have always celebrated Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, so celebrating 420 Eve seemed like a logical choice. Especially considering the fact that I like marijuana much more than candy canes or booze. When 4/20 falls on a weekend like this year, the festivities for me began Friday night. By the time 420 Eve rolled around I was already ten brownies deep and who knows how much vapor and smoke. In years past I was always en route to an event with Jaysmoker, so the celebration [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
Tips For Attending A 420 Event

How To Prepare For A 420 Event April 20th is right around the corner, and if you are luckier, you are going to a 420 event. The 420 event could be a Sunday only event, or in the case of the Denver High Times Cannabis Cup, the 420 event lasts all weekend with a bonus Friday night event. Last year when I was in Denver for 4/20 for the Cannabis Cup, there was a Friday night party hosted by Snoop Dogg. It was certainly an epic weekend in Denver, and [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
White Widow Is One Of The Most Popular Marijuana Strains Of All Time

White Widow White Widow is popular for a number of reasons. It is frequently used medically, recreationally, and for almost any reason in between. It is frequently on the menu at many Amsterdam coffee shops and has made top ten lists since its inception. It is technically an indica-dominant strain that evinces more sativa characteristics when you smoke it. White Widow marijuana seeds also tend to produce plants that covered in a “white” dusting of THC.  White Widow Smoking Effects As mentioned above, the indica-dominant distinction is really just a reflection of [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
Florida Dems Add Medical Marijuana To Ballot To Boost Voter Turnout

Florida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first southern state to legalize some form of marijuana usage. Recent Battleground polls have shown widespread support, especially among young voters. In a previous MPP blog post, we discussed how about 70% of voters (nationwide) would be more likely to vote this fall if marijuana was on the ballot, and how midterm elections traditionally have lower voter turnout, especially with young voters and liberals. In the 2012 elections, Washington [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
Neuropsychological Deficits: Fact And Artifact About Marijuana Tests

By Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D State University of New York at Albany Chair, NORML board of directors A new study claims to show small deficits on neuropsychological tests in college students who started smoking marijuana early in life. It might get a lot of press. Prohibitionists love to bang the drum of marijuana-related cognitive deficits, so I’d like NORMLites to know how to make sense of this sort of research. The recurring themes in this literature involve several alternative explanations that never seem to dawn on journalists. These results often arise from artifacts [...]

Apr 182014
 April 18, 2014
NCAA Votes To Alter Marijuana Policy, Cutting Penalty In Half

Courtesy of The Joint Blog The NCAA’s (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Legislative Council has voted to alter the league’s substance abuse policy so that cannabis is no longer considered a performance enhancing drug. The change will cut the penalty for a player testing positive for cannabis in half. Under current NCAA rules, a player caught with cannabis in their system can be suspended for up to an entire season. The change approved by the council would make the maximum penalty a half season suspension.  The new change won’t effect just cannabis. “The penalty for testing positive for street [...]

Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 7:10 AM on April 17, 2014  Grower Tips
Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Potassium Deficiency In Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Deficiencies in potassium occur now and again in planting mediums and outdoor soil. They almost never occur in hydroponic systems. The problem with potassium deficiencies is that they can occur even when the soil is well-fertilized and rich. This is often the result of flawed fertilization. Plants that have basic deficiencies will appear vigorous and potentially taller than other plants. Still, the tips and edges of the bottom leaves will shift to a tan or brown color, develop necrotic spots, or simply die. As it worsens, chlorotic [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Allstar Blake Griffin Endorses Medical Marijuana Use In The NBA

In an interview with Rolling Stone yesterday, Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers voiced his support of medical marijuana use to treat pain in the NBA.  Currently, the NBA has strict penalties for drug use, which typically lead to suspensions and fines. It was only in 2011 that the NBA stopped testing for marijuana use in the off-season, but now that marijuana is in the limelight, its place in the NBA, as a form of medical treatment for pain, has come into question. Griffin was asked: The NFL might let players use medical [...]

Apr 172014
 April 17, 2014
Extravaganja Pushing People Towards Marijuana Acceptance

For those who are unfamiliar with the Extravaganja event, it is held in order to bring political activists and causal smokers together in order to promote cannabis acceptance. It is organized by the UMass Cannabis Reform Coalition, which happens to be the oldest student run drug reform group in the entire country. The people who put Extravaganja made the purpose of the event to bring cannabis users together with those in political positions of power, in order to show the politicians that cannabis users spread across many generations and that [...]