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.

Sep 032014
 September 3, 2014
New York Lieutenant Governor Candidate - "I've Smoked Pot"

It wasn’t that long ago that admitting marijuana use was the deathblow to a politician. Bill Clinton was so embarrassed when it became known that he consumed marijuana in his past that he made up the now infamous line, ‘I didn’t inhale.’ My how times have changed. Numerous politicians confess to having consumed marijuana, and in some cases, they’ve admitted recent use. And rather than their support plummeting after such confessions, they actually get a lot of positive attention from voters and the press. The latest is Tim Wu, who is running for Lieutenant Governor of New York. Per the

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Sep 032014
 September 3, 2014
International Cannabis Business Conference: Education And Networking Event Of The Year

The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is bringing in cannabis and hemp experts from around the glob to create an educational and networking opportunity unlike any other conference of its kind. The ICBC experience includes entertaining networking social events to go along with important information for any burgeoning cannabis business. Activists and elected officials, including Congressman Earl Blumenauer, will provide guidance to those wondering where cannabis laws are headed and how you can best implement successful cannabis law reform in your community. Whether you are a grower, processor, dispensary owner, involved in a cannabis-related endeavor or just curious about entering the cannabis

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Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Yet Another Study Finds That Marijuana Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

It always upsets me when marijuana opponents act like marijuana is not medicine. There are so many studies that show that marijuana can help treat numerous ailments that anyone who says marijuana is not medicine should be required by law to shut up. Marijuana is medicine, and that’s a fact. Yet another study has been released showing that marijuana can help those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Per HNGN: Marijuana can possibly be a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, say neuroscientists at the University of South Florida. Researchers found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a compound found in marijuana can slow down the progress

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Does CBD Help Treat Acne?

 Posted by at 10:30 AM on September 2, 2014  Marijuana Science
Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Does CBD Help Treat Acne?

Just about everyone that has gone through their teenage years has experienced acne at one point or another. For the few that haven’t, congratulations for winning the genetic lottery. I know I had my fair share of acne growing up, and even at the age of 33, I still get acne from time to time. I have tried many things to get rid of it, with varying levels of success. A new study was released that suggests that CBD can help treat acne. Per The Joint Blog: A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National

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Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
New Mexico's Attorney General Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

The city of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed a marijuana decriminalization measure this week. The measure was passed by the Santa Fe City Council after activists gathered enough signatures. The Santa Fe City Council had the option to defer and place the measure on the next election’s ballot, but chose to vote on, and pass, the decriminalization measure. New Mexico’s Attorney General, who is also a candidate for Governor, said that he is OK with the reform and would not stop it from being implemented. Per the Albuquerque Journal: Attorney General Gary King supports decriminalization of possession of small amounts

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Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Medical Marijuana Supporters In Oklahoma Need To Start Early

There was a good attempt at getting medical marijuana on the ballot in Oklahoma this year. The signature requirements for a medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma are high, almost twice as high as they are in my home State of Oregon. While organizers were far from reaching the required amount of signatures, they still did an impressive job, especially considering that the signatures were gathered by volunteers. Per a story from last week via KOCO: Officials at the Secretary of State’s Office said Tulsa-based Oklahomans for Health needed 155,216 voter signatures to get the medical marijuana issue on the Nov.

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Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
NORML Women's Alliance Canada Launches Marijuana Radio Ad

Marijuana policy has been a very popular topic in Canadian politics. The Conservatives are on a full court press, trying to put out as much reefer madness propaganda as possible. Attacks on Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau have been constant. Flyers were recently distributed stating that, ‘The Liberals WANT to make buying marijuana a normal, everyday activity for young Canadians.’ That statement of course couldn’t be farther from the truth. The recent media blitz from the Conservatives has prompted the NORML Women’s Alliance Canada to put out their own radio ad. The radio ad states the following: “There’s so much

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Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren't Spent On Marijuana Enforcement

Marijuana opponents claim that cops aren’t really focused on enforcing marijuana prohibition, so that marijuana legalization isn’t needed. That claim is blatantly false. Quite a bit of resources are dedicated towards busting people for marijuana in Oregon. These same resources could go towards fighting real crime, but they are instead directed towards enforcing a failed, harmful, racist policy. An example that I always offer up is when the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a woman who stated that her ex-husband was pounding on her door and making threats. The woman had a restraining order against the man,

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Sep 012014
 September 1, 2014
Judge Refuses To Jail Cancer Patient For Growing Marijuana

Cancer is a very horrible thing. My step father is currently suffering from cancer, and it hurts my heart more than words can express. He beat cancer once four years ago, and I’m confident that he will beat it again. Marijuana has been a very helpful thing for him and his fight. It helps him deal with his ailments and helps him eat, which are both very important things. A cancer patient in the UK was caught growing marijuana for the second time and faced criminal charges as a result. However, I’m happy to say that the judge has refused

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Sep 012014
 September 1, 2014
Washington Judge Says Marijuana Store Bans Are Legal

Late Friday a Washington State judge ruled in favor of a town that banned legal recreational marijuana sales. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper’s ruling came after extensive arguing by all sides. The case involved the attorney for the Tacoma suburb of Fife, the attorney for a store owner who wants to operate in Fife, as well as the Washington Attorney General who was there to protect state law. Per ABC News: Fife’s lawyers argued that nothing in the state law overruled cities’ zoning authority, while Wetherbee’s attorneys insisted that if local governments can ban licensed growers, processor and

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