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 142014
 March 14, 2014
Washington State Medical Marijuana Law Is Safe This Session

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Washington’s Legislature has failed to pass a proposal altering the state’s medical cannabis law before the end of the session (March 13th). Medical cannabis advocates have been ferociously fighting two proposals - House Bill 2149 and Senate Bill 5887 - which would significantly alter the state’s medical cannabis law by shutting down collective gardens, reducing the amount of cannabis patients’ can possess and cultivate, and by bringing forth a mandatory patient registry. Despite House Bill 2149 passing the House of Representatives with a 67 to 29 vote, and despite Senate Bill 5887 passing the [...]

Mar 142014
 March 14, 2014
NORML PAC Endorses Tommy Wells For Mayor Of DC

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director This morning, NORML PAC announced its endorsement of Councilman Tommy Wells for mayor of Washington, DC. “Councilman Wells is a passionate crusader for the cause of marijuana law reform,” stated NORML PAC manager Erik Altieri, “Wells showed his skill and acumen for the issue when he championed the District’s marijuana decriminalization measure, which was overwhelmingly approved by the DC City Council just this month. The District of Columbia would greatly benefit from having his compassion, knowledge, and strong leadership in the mayor’s office. Under [...]

Mar 142014
 March 14, 2014
Five Things You May Not Want To Do While Stoned

As a stoner, you have to recognize that there are some situations where it’s definitely not a good idea to be high in. Even some seasoned stoners get flustered easily if they’re baked and put in to an uncomfortable situation. Weed may calm nerves and chill you out but there are days where it’s a good plan to avoid smoking just for a bit in order to get some important stuff done. Let’s face it, taking a break from smoking can also be good for you and it reminds you [...]

Mar 142014
 March 14, 2014
United Nations: Criminal Sanctions For Drug Use Are "Not Beneficial"

Vienna, Austria – A key working group of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) announced the release of groundbreaking recommendations discouraging criminal sanctions for drug use. The Scientific Consultation Working Group on Drug Policy, Health and Human Rights of the UNODC – which includes Nora Volkow, head of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – is releasing the recommendations at the High-Level Segment of the 57th UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs. The working group recommendations say “criminal sanctions are not beneficial” in addressing the spectrum [...]

Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
Poll: Americans View Marijuana As Less Harmful Than Sugar

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar, according to the findings of a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released today. Respondents were asked which of the four substances they believed to be “most harmful to a person’s overall health.” Most respondents said tobacco (49 percent), followed by alcohol (24 percent) and sugar (15 percent). Only eight percent of those surveyed said that they believed that marijuana was most harmful to health. The poll possesses [...]

How To Hide Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 6:55 AM on March 13, 2014  Grower Tips
Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
How To Hide Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Try to plant under trees or next to bushes, and keep only a few marijuana plants in any one spot. That way if some are discovered you’ll still have others to harvest. Through bending and pruning you can change the classic conical shape of the marijuana plants into something that might be mistaken for mere foliage. Plus, when you bend the stems horizontally, it can help to give more sun to growing buds, making your yield even larger. Marijuana plants can be grown under trees, but remember [...]

Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
Five Awesome Stoner Movies On Netflix

Netflix is definitely the product of a pothead mind… I mean come on, instant movies and TV streaming? While it may seem like a convenient idea for everyone, stoners know that Netflix was made for them! Sometimes, finding good shows or movies to watch can be extremely tiring. With the thousands of choices and your high mind, picking something to watch can end up being an hour long process. But if you’re looking for some stoner movies (I’m not saying that they’re good movies… It all depends on your personal [...]

Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
New York Assembly Includes Medical Marijuana In Their Budget Bill

The State Assembly is introducing and passing their one-house budget proposal, which, for the first time ever, includes New York’s comprehensive medical marijuana proposal – the Compassionate Care Act (A.6357-A -Gottfried) / S.4406-A -Savino). As the Assembly gathers to pass the measure, dozens of patients, families, caregivers and healthcare providers are descending on Albany to press the State Senate to pass the Compassionate Care Act. The patients are living with cancer, multiple sclerosis, severe seizure disorders, and other serious, debilitating medical conditions, and the families include parents of children who suffer from [...]

Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
Kentucky Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Extract Bill

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Kentucky’s full Senate, in a 38 to 0 vote, has approved Senate Bill 124, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts under certain circumstances. If approved into law, the proposal would allow universities in the state with a school of medicine to produce and distribute cannabis oil (that’s low in THC) to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians; they could then conduct research on the safety and efficiency of the oil. The measure would also explicitly allow anyone enrolled in [...]

Mar 132014
 March 13, 2014
New Hampshire House of Reps Votes In Favor Of Marijuana Decriminalization

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Yesterday, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 215 to 92 in favor of House Bill 1625. This legislation would significantly reduce marijuana penalties in New Hampshire. Under present law, possession of any amount of marijuana is a criminal misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year of incarceration and a maximum fine of $2,000. Passage of this act would eliminate criminal penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and replace them with a civil fine of $100 — no arrest and [...]