By Robert ‘The Tuna’ Platshorn
We are almost at the finish line. Our half hour TV show is now in edit. We have a few more scenes to re-shoot and a some technical work for the networks and stations that will carry the show. Since the government has at least temporarily, put a damper on my travels, I’ve had the time, but not the income to for the finishing touches. So our project is now up and running on Kickstarter.
If you’ve read my book Black Tuna Diaries, you know that the late great pitchman, Billy Mays, called me a “legend in the pitch business”. I was making infomercials, before they had a name. Millions have watched me tell my story in the hit movie, Square Grouper, on Show Time. I’m the guy who spent thirty years in federal prison for marijuana and I’d like to see that it never happens to anyone else.
Along with Walter J.Collins, one of America’s great award winning editor/producers, I’m producing a half hour TV show titled, “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?”. It’s top entertainment, it’s shocking and it’s an education, with heavy emphasis on medical marijuana. Endorsements for medical cannabis from popular authorities like Dr Oz, Dr Sanjay Gupta, Carl Sagan and DrAndrew Weil sends a powerful message, especially to seniors. They are America’s most powerful voting block. When seniors talk, politicians listen.
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