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.

Mar 092015
 March 9, 2015
Marijuana: America's Fastest Growing Industry

The marijuana industry is taking America by storm, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. By the end of 2016, as many as 20 states could have legalized marijuana. Those reforms will create numerous business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Below is a video of investors gathering at the ArcView Group’s “Arc Tank” event in San Francisco to hear pitches from cannabis-related companies seeking funding. The video was put together by Forbes magazine. It wasn’t that long ago that a media outlet like Forbes would have never considered covering a marijuana industry event. I’m happy to see that times have

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Mar 092015
 March 9, 2015
Portland NORML Challenges Local Oregon Marijuana Taxes

Last week, Rob Bovett, the lobbyist representing the organizations of Oregon counties and cities, authored a memo calling for the legislature to allow cities and counties to establish local sales taxes on legal marijuana and to have the power to ban marijuana businesses without a vote of the people, in clear contradiction to the legalization initiative passed by the people in the 2014 election. Following these demands for sweeping changes to marijuana legalization and threats of lawsuits if those demands aren’t met, the Portland, Oregon chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Portland NORML, has sent

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Mar 082015
 March 8, 2015
Washington Town Opens Government-Run Marijuana Store

There are a lot of cities in America that are very anti-marijuana. They pass moratoriums and bans, making it impossible to open a legal marijuana store within city or even county limits. So it is a fantastic thing when cities/towns respect state law and allow marijuana commerce to occur. In the case of North Bonneville in Washington State, they have embraced the marijuana industry to such an extent that the town itself opened a marijuana store. Per Reuters: Cannabis Corner in North Bonneville, home to about 1,000 people on the Columbia River Gorge, will sell a range of marijuana products with

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Mar 082015
 March 8, 2015
How To Get A Job In The Legal Marijuana Industry

The marijuana industry is the next great industry in America. There are almost two dozen states that have legalized medical marijuana (not including CBD only states), and there are currently two states with a legal recreational marijuana industry (Colorado and Washington). Soon, Alaska and Oregon will also have a legal recreational marijuana industry. Between now and the end of 2016, there are over a dozen states that could potentially legalize recreational marijuana, and several states could legalize medical marijuana during that same time. Almost all of the businesses involved in the growing industry will have a need to hire employees

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Mar 072015
 March 7, 2015
Legalize Maine Announces Hiring Of Supervisor And Volunteer Coordinator

Legalize Maine, the group leading the citizens initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, announces the hiring of Lynne Williams as Supervisor and Volunteer Coordinator for the signature drive to place “An Act to Legalize Marijuana” on the 2016 ballot. Lynne Williams, an attorney in Bar Harbor, worked with Legalize Maine in the drafting of the citizens initiative. She has had extensive experience as an activist and advocate, having represented medical marijuana patients and caregivers for more than a decade. Prior to becoming an attorney, Lynne was a political organizer in San Francisco, southern California and New Hampshire. She is

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Mar 072015
 March 7, 2015
There Will Be A Residency Requirement For Oregon Marijuana Businesses

Response to Question About Out-of-State Business Ownership and Investment Under Oregon’s Fledgling Commercial Marijuana Regulations At the inaugural meeting of the Portland chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Measure 91 Chief Petitioner and New Approach Oregon Campaign Spokesperson Anthony Johnson took questions from the audience of fifty assembled marijuana law reform activists.  Responding to a question about out-of-state investment in Oregon marijuana businesses, Johnson said, “If I had to predict, I think there will be some type of a residency requirement, at least a manager or a co-owner that’s an Oregon resident, at least for

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Mar 072015
 March 7, 2015
DC Council Bans Private Cannabis Clubs

I was going through my TWB e-mail, and came across the following press release from earlier this week: The Council of the District of Columbia voted today to pass legislation submitted by Mayor Muriel Bowser that bans businesses, “cannabis clubs” and other associations from permitting the private consumption of marijuana. “District residents didn’t vote last November to bankrupt and incarcerate the owners of businesses where cannabis is consumed,” said Adam Eidinger, who chairs the DC Cannabis Campaign and formally proposed Initiative 71. “The DC Council has blurred the clear line drawn by Initiative 71 between public and private consumption.” Initiative

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Mar 072015
 March 7, 2015
Help Launch The 420RADIO Mobile App

One of my favorite things in the marijuana media world is 420Radio.Org. Russ Belville works very hard to provide quality content and entertainment 24 hours a day at 420Radio. He has launched a crowd funding effort to launch the 420Radio mobile app. You can donate to the cause at this link here. Below is the language from the GoFundMe page: Since June 2012, I have been operating 420RADIO , the 24-Hour Marijuana Legalization Talk Radio Network. Since then, 420RADIO has covered Cannabis Cups, Hempfests, rallies, marches, hearings, meetings, presentations, testimony, and elections concerning marijuana like nobody else online. But now

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Mar 072015
 March 7, 2015
A Day Of Cannabis Success In Jefferson City, Missouri

By Amber Iris Langston As reported by Dan Viets, House Bill 978 was heard in committee, and would free marijuana prisoner Jeff Mizanskey. On the Senate side, two bills were heard in the Committee on Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources, chaired by Senator Bryan Munzlinger. The first, Senate Bill 386, has been introduced by Senator Joe Keaveny (D – Saint Louis) for the purpose of expanding our current CBD oil law. The second, Senate Bill 255, has been introduced by Senator Rob Schaaf (R – St. Joseph), and would allow for industrial hemp production in Missouri. Many of you

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