robert platshorn

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

AARP Brings Medical Cannabis Info to Millions of Boomers

The secret to quick and effective legal reform typically involves amassing as much community support for those changes as possible. Legalizing cannabis has become a priority for people belonging to the millennial generation in part because they’ve been pushing for it since they came of age much like Gen Xers before them. However, legalization, particularly […]

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 […]

FLORIDA: Medical Marijuana Conference in Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

FLORIDA: Medical Marijuana Conference in Fort Lauderdale This Weekend

As the campaign for medical marijuana in Florida is heating up in these final weeks before election day, state activists are pulling out all the stops in hopes that they will have enough voter turnout to pass Amendment 2, which would make medical marijuana available to patients and create a legal, regulated state medical marijuana […]

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

Seniors and Cannabis Stigma: No More “Reefer Madness”

PHOTO: “Brownie Mary” Rathbun Ladybud readers agree that cannabis prohibition causes societal harms, and we can be counted at ballot boxes across the nation. But, our votes do not add up to a clear win for legalization. Instead, it is the 10% of people who “swing vote” on this issue that control the fate of […]