Johnny Green

Dec 012015
 December 1, 2015
Marijuana Arrests In New Jersey Are At A 20 Year High

I have never been to New Jersey, but TWB gets a lot of readers from there, and they have all been nice people. Some of them are medical marijuana patients, others are just cannabis enthusiasts. All of them express a strong desire to see New Jersey’s marijuana laws reformed. They are also quick to throw their Governor, Chris Christie, under the bus for his adamant support of marijuana prohibition. Chris Christie once called marijuana users ‘diseased’ and stated that he supports incredibly harsh sentences for marijuana, even if it’s just for personal possession and use. Keeping all of that about

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Dec 012015
 December 1, 2015
Today: Massachusetts Marijuana Initiative Backers To Submit Final Petition Signatures

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will wrap up its petition drive Tuesday in support of a proposed ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. At 1 p.m. ET, campaign leaders will submit their final petition signatures to the Elections Division of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, which is located in Room 1705 of the McCormack Building at One Ashburton Pl. They will be available for interviews before and after submitting the petition. The campaign has collected more than 103,000 total signatures, and 64,750 valid signatures of registered state voters are required to qualify for the November 2016

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Nov 302015
 November 30, 2015
Call To Action - Help Protect Marijuana Reform In Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is one of the best places on the planet to grow marijuana. A lot of medical marijuana is grown in Southern Oregon to help the patients that very much need the meds. Southern Oregon also has the potential to grow a lot of recreational marijuana to supply customers across the state. Anyone who has spent time in Southern Oregon knows that it desperately needs this new economy to replace other industries that have folded in recent decades. Below are two action alerts from the Oregon Sungrown Growers Guild. One is for the City of Ashland, the other for Jackson

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Nov 302015
 November 30, 2015
Help Police Speak Out About the War On Drugs On 'Giving Tuesday'

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) is one of my favorite reform organizations, hands down. On the wall in my small home office, I have an autographed picture of LEAP’s Executive Director Neill Franklin. It’s easy one of my most prized possessions. Tomorrow is ‘Giving Tuesday’ and I hope that TWB readers consider giving to LEAP so that they can continue their great work. Below is an e-mail with details: Tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of people will celebrate #GivingTuesday by making contributions to the causes that matter most to them. Can we count on you to stand with law enforcers who

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Nov 302015
 November 30, 2015
Should Marijuana Be Regulated Like Alcohol In Canada?

The phrase ‘regulate marijuana like alcohol’ has been very popular with campaigns this decade, and rightfully so. Marijuana is safer than alcohol, and so telling voters to support regulating marijuana like alcohol has resulted in a lot of traction in the minds of those voters. My home state, Oregon, is in the process of trying to regulate marijuana like alcohol, with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) tasked with figuring out all of the rules, processes, and procedures it will take to achieve that objective. Marijuana legalization in Canada seems to be inevitable after this year’s election. The question is

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Nov 292015
 November 29, 2015
Colorado: 55% Of Voters Still Support Marijuana Legalization

Marijuana opponents like Kevin Sabet were very certain that Colorado voters would regret voting for marijuana legalization in 2012. Three years later, there is no buyer’s remorse in Colorado. In fact, the same percentage of voters that approved marijuana legalization in Colorado on Election Day 2012 stated that they still support it according to a poll recently released by Quinnipiac University. Per 9News: Fifty-five percent of Colorado voters say they support the voter-passed law that legalized marijuana in the state, while 41 percent are opposed. And 53 percent said they believe that legalizing marijuana has been good for the state.

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Nov 292015
 November 29, 2015
Marijuana Arrests In New York City Are Down 40% Compared To Last Year

In 2014, New York City gave officers the discretion to issue those caught with less than 25 grams of marijuana a summons to appear, rather than arrest them. Officers can still arrest people if they are in possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana in New York City ”if the marijuana is burning, if the type of possession indicates intent to sell, if the individual has an outstanding warrant, or if the individual is in a location with special consideration, like a school.” When you compare the year-to-date marijuana arrest statistics to those from the same time last year, marijuana arrests are

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Nov 292015
 November 29, 2015
Support The Parents 4 Pot POW And Cannabis Community Holiday Drive

One thing that I love about the cannabis community is that there are so many thoughtful, compassionate members of the community. Tis the season for giving, and we shouldn’t forget those from the cannabis movement that are locked up and/or are in great need. Below is information for a holiday drive, please consider participating: It is that time of year again and we are excited to be able to help more families realize an amazing holiday with your help! We are expanding our reach this year and helping over 30 families. We are asking for the cannabis community to dig

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Nov 282015
 November 28, 2015
Marijuana Legalization Is Not Exactly 'Inevitable' In California In 2016

I read several articles today that made it sound like California is a total slam dunk to legalize marijuana in 2016. The word ‘inevitable’ was found throughout the articles. Does California have a good chance of legalizing in 2016? Absolutely. Is it inevitable? Not by a long shot. There is still a ton of work to be done in California if any of the current initiative efforts are to even make the 2016 ballot. Hundreds of thousands of signatures are required to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot, and those signatures aren’t going to gather themselves. It will take a small

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Nov 282015
 November 28, 2015
Marijuana Arrests In Washington D.C. Are Almost Non-Existent In 2015

It wasn’t that long ago that thousands of people were arrested for marijuana annually in Washington D.C.. 2,346 people were arrested for marijuana in Washington D.C. in 2011. Washington D.C. voters approved marijuana legalization during the 2014 Election. As a result, marijuana arrests in D.C. are down. Way down. As of November 6th (the most current data available), there have only been 7 arrests for marijuana in D.C.. Per the Washington City Paper: Last week, on Nov. 4, the District marked the first anniversary of the passage of Initiative 71, a ballot measure that effectively legalized weed, at least in the

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