Feb 202012
 
Robert Platshorn Silver Tour

image via: blacktunadiaries.com

If Robert Platshorn Was Well Funded He Could Get Seniors To Support Marijuana Reform

I first started talking to Robert Platshorn in the infancy of The Weed Blog. Robert Platshorn sent me an e-mail letting me know about his book, ‘The Black Tuna Diaries.’ For those of you that don’t know about Robert Platshorn, The Silver Tour, Or The Black Tuna Diaries, here is some information below:

The Goal of The Silver Tour – To educate and inform seniors on the benefits and exciting discoveries in the medical cannabis field. To encourage activism for legalization and create demand for safe access. Seniors vote and they talk to their representatives.

About Robert Platshorn – Robert Platshorn, author of Black Tuna Diaries and America’s longest (30 yrs) imprisoned nonviolent marijuana offender. Raised on South St. in downtown Philadelphia, acting ambitions earned him a supporting role in a successful off Broadway play while still in high school. The same skill led to Robert becoming one of America’s most famous pitchmen. The late Billy Mays called him “A legend in the pitch business”. Seen for years on TV, at fairs, and shows selling Vita Mix, frozen food knives, and gadgets. Robert studied communications at University of Miami.

At twenty-four he moved to London to found Dynamic Reading Institutes. Starting with a rented classroom, within three years there were fourteen schools in three countries and his teachers giving classes at Oxford, Cambridge, London University and the House of Lords. On his return to the U.S he started the Ice Cream Factory. Using a unique pushcart he invented, he became the second largest distributor of Breyers ice cream. He moved back to Miami in 1975 to attend Law School. Miami in the 70′s was the center of the Colombian pot trade. Robert turned his business acumen to the mission of smuggling Colombian pot. Attorney general Griffin Bell named Robert’s organization the Black Tuna Gang and alleged they were responsible for most of the marijuana crossing the Florida coast. In 1979, a year after quiting the smuggling business, he was indicted, convicted and sentenced to 64 years in federal prison. He was released in late 2008 after serving almost 30 years in eleven different prisons.

Robert lives in Florida with his wife Lynne. He works for Medical Marijuana, collecting signatures for a Florida ballot initiative sponsored by PUFMM and NORML. He has appeared at Universities, Concerts, benefits, Expos and in the media to promote the cause, tell his story, and sign copies of his autobiography, Black Tuna Diaries (www.blacktunadiaries.com). His story was featured in three different editions of High Times, The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, Time, and most other national media outlets. His writing has been seen in The New York Times, High Times and various publications.

I had the privilege of meeting Robert Platshorn at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. He is easily one of the best speakers I have ever heard, marijuana or otherwise. As stated in his bio, he used to be a pitch man, and it shows. He can break down everything in such a way that it’s hard to not come to his conclusion. I don’t think there is anyone in the nation that can convince seniors to support marijuana reform as well as Robert Platshorn. Luckily, he is more than willing to help.

All Robert Platshorn needs is for campaigns to help him get in front of audiences of seniors. He’s an excellent organizer, and I know that if campaigns in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, etc got a hold of him and arranged for him to speak, the results would be staggering. There is almost no way that marijuana reform can happen without the senior vote. Robert Platshorn is the key to that vote. I put some YouTube videos below so you can see the good work that Robert Platshorn does, and to help support his cause. If you see Robert Platshorn, tell him I said hello, and that he is a great American.

 

 

 

 

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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.
  • Klaus Vorman

    This is so important because Senior Citizens have the highest voter turn out of any age group. Most young pot heads don’t vote. So this is very important to vote for change and if enough states legalize then the feds will have to change the law.

    So get out and vote

  • AFH

    The entire Regulate Marijuana Like Wine team is excited at the prospect of the Silver Tour helping GOTV here in California. Help us get this brilliant initiative on the ballot!

    http://www.regulatemarijuanalikewine.com/donate

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Dale-Ackerly/100000512193202 Robert Dale Ackerly

    THE SEED SCAM BY THE CANNABIS MONOPOLY BANKSTER GANGSTERS AND THEIR FLUNKY SLAVES PUSHING MORE FOR THEM WITH G.W. PHARMACEUTICALS AND THEIR MARIJUANA STOCK MARKETS, HIGH TIMES, WAMM, NORMAL AND THE REST OF THE EVIL ONES, WHILE THEY BUST ANY ONE ELSE SO THE HAVE A RIGGED MONOPOLY GAME, THEY CHEAT AND KILL FOR, TRYING TO STEAL THE WORLD AND OUR SEED RIGHTS WITH MONSANTO
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDVpFOLP74A

  • James

    We desperately need reform here in Florida… Try crowd funding campaigns to generate money in Florida… It would be a viable easy way to generate tons of cash for the cause… Look we have to fight fire with fire here… Tobacco companies lobby against it after all… You will not beat them with logic YOU will beat them with money lots of it… Yes its medicinal… YES its Harmless … Yes it should be legal… With Illigal weed it is very difficult to get the right strain… and the wrong strain is not helpful .. eg Sativa would not help with anxiety… Yet Indicas are very powerful in combating this problem… They help sleep and stop racing thoughts and are not toxic like anxiety pills… Yes sativa can even give anxiety in certain cases… But if someone has a headache you don’t give them pills for something else… It is a known fact that Cannabanoids starve cancer cells of needed oxygen and as a result cause cancer to reduce and even die… I had no idea of this fact until my broker told me cannabis oil cured melenomas on her face on 2 occasions… that is when my study began… I thought it had to be a lie… There is no way our USA would hide this from us… Yet they are… AS WE SPEAK…