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Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Meet the Black Tuna: An Interview with Activist Robert Platshorn

Many modern activists tip their hats to the growers, dealers and smugglers who kept cannabis alive and the marijuana market thriving during decades of prohibition and eradication programs. Robert Platshorn a.k.a. Bobby Tuna and his boyhood friend Robert Meinster, dubbed by Uncle Sam The Black Tuna Gang, were responsible for bringing large quantities of the […]

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

Early next month, voters in Florida will get to decide whether the Sunshine State is ready to offer its citizens safe, legal access to medical marijuana. Amendment 2 has a well-organized opposition, the No on 2 campaign, which has been warning about medibles marketed to kids and marijuana cookies being used as tools for date […]

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Are Marijuana Medibles The New Date Rape Drug? Not Likely

Prohibitionists in Florida are getting really desperate.  The Vote No on 2 campaign clearly knows that it’s fighting an uphill battle: 88% of people in Florida reportedly support medical marijuana legalization in the state, according to a poll released last month. They’ve tried all the standard fear tactics already. “Think of the children” has clearly […]

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Children at Risk Work

Across the country, thousands of children are languishing in abusive prisons and jails. These youths are disproportionately African American and Latino. Most live in poverty. Many of these children were needlessly pushed out of school and into the juvenile justice system. But schools are just one entry point to the juvenile justice system – a […]

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

My Southeastern Adventure: A Quest for Good Food and Great Beer

Beginning my quest with a pleasant drive northeast up to Charleston, SC, we quickly settled in and our party of twelve crowded into the local Charleston Crab House, a family-owned business founded in 1991. My boyfriend and I consumed a dozen local raw oysters each and split 1.5 pounds of Alaskan snow crab legs, devouring […]

INFOGRAPHIC: Florida Drug Arrests by County, Ratio of Total Arrests

INFOGRAPHIC: Florida Drug Arrests by County, Ratio of Total Arrests

Florida is well-known for being one of the most aggressive states in the War on Drugs. A Florida law firm that specializes in criminal defense, Falk & Ross, PA, has released an infographic analyzing arrest rates for drugs across the state of Florida. According to their website, Druglaws.org, Florida has the highest drug crime rate […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]