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 132015
 January 13, 2015
Poll: Most Michigan Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

Michigan has a very active marijuana reform movement, and has for awhile. The medical marijuana industry in Michigan, despite clear regulations, is growing. I just read a report yesterday talking about how there are more medical marijuana dispensaries in Detroit than there are grocery stores. Michigan is at the top of my list of states that could legalize marijuana in 2016. Numerous cities in Michigan have voted to reform marijuana laws at the local level already. A poll was released yesterday which found that a majority of Michigan voters support marijuana legalization. Per NORML: The poll shows 50% of Michigan

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Jan 132015
 January 13, 2015
When Will Illinois Issue Medical Marijuana Business Licenses?

Illinois has had a medical marijuana law on the books for about a year now. Thousands of people have applied to become patients, and numerous entities and individuals have applied for a cultivation and/or distribution license. Illinois does not allow patients to grow marijuana for themselves, so the only way a patient can legally obtain medical marijuana is buy purchasing some at a licensed dispensary who obtained it from a licensed grower. The problem with that process is that there are no business licenses issued yet, and it doesn’t sound like there will be any issued anytime soon, as outgoing

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Jan 122015
 January 12, 2015
Sign The Petition To Add More Conditions To Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

I always say, a medical marijuana program is only as good as the list of conditions that patients can qualify for. If a medical marijuana program has a very short list of qualifying conditions, it will never reach it’s full potential. That’s the case in Connecticut, where the list of qualifying conditions needs to be expanded. Below is a petition urging Connecticut to add conditions, via Americans for Safe Access (click here to sign it): We the undersigned, proponents of Connecticut’s comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program urge the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection, William M. Rubenstein and the Board

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Jan 122015
 January 12, 2015
What Are The Marijuana Advertising Restrictions In Washington?

It’s hard to succeed in an industry without advertising, any industry. But it’s particularly difficult in a new, emerging industry like the marijuana industry. There are very strict rules in Washington when it comes to marijuana business advertising. If you are in the industry, or trying to get into the industry, you need to be aware of what you can and cannot do. Below are the rules, per the Washington State Liquor Control Board: Advertising Rules WAC 314-55-155: Advertising Advertising by retail licensees. The board limits each retail licensed premises to one sign identifying the retail outlet by the licensee’s

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Jan 122015
 January 12, 2015
Demand For Medical Marijuana Plummets In Colorado

Medical marijuana has been available at dispensaries in Colorado for awhile now. Until recently, there has been a fairly steady growing demand for medical marijuana. However, in November demand plummeted in Colorado. Sales for recreational marijuana held steady during the same time. Recreational sales have been allowed for a little over a year in Colorado. Per The Cannabist: Colorado’s legal cannabis industry experienced an unusual autumn in 2014 — one that saw recreational pot sales reach a plateau of sorts as demand for medical marijuana took a nosedive. Medical marijuana sales in Colorado tanked in November as they dropped nearly

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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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