By Robert Platshorn The Silver Tour In 2011, with the help of Irv Rosenfeld and volunteers from NORML of Florida, I developed a free show that would entertain and educate seniors on the benefits of medical marijuana. It was something that no activist organization had ever done. We "took it on the road." Our first show was in front of an audience of six people, in an alleyway behind a Green Party storefront. The next show was in the back room in a Denny's for 20 Libertarians. When we were ready for the "Big Time," Karen Goldstein, president of NORML of Florida, booked us into Ladies Auxiliary meeting at the Reform Synagogue of a South Florida Century Village. The show rocked! They lined up to sign letters and petitions demanding "safe legal access" to nature's most important medicine. The rest is history. This was our year in 2012. The Silver Tour made international news -- all of it positive! CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, local and national papers, news shows, and magazines; newspapers, magazines, blogs and television shows in Australia, France, Holland, England, Russia and Ireland were talking about the former pot smuggler who was telling seniors why they needed marijuana. Now, for the first time in 75 years, activists and organizations have begun speaking to seniors. Public opinion is changing quickly. Seniors are no longer uncomfortable or afraid to talk to each other or talk to their doctors about medical marijuana. The most needy, not to mention the...
The final cut of the new marijuana infomercial, Should Grandma Smoke Pot? has been released and is now available for public viewing (see video above).
Produced by famous smuggler/author/activist Robert Platshorn and the award-winning filmmaker Walter J. Collins, Should Grandma Smoke Pot?, this made-for-TV version of Platshorn's Silver Tour stuns viewers with medical and legal facts long kept from the public.
Silver Tour teaches seniors the benefits of medical marijuana, and has
drawn worldwide praise, been featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, featured on CNN Money, praised by Newsweek's Daily Beast, and coming soon to The Daily Show. He is the author of the autobiography Black Tuna Diaries and is featured in the smuggling documentary Square Grouper.
If you support Platshorn's work through becoming a member of The Silver Tour, you'll help make it possible to air Grandma on your local TV station.
"Granny needs to be where the voters are," Platshorn told Toke of the Town Tuesday
afternoon. "Commercial TV is the only media that works for the
mainstream. That's why people spend so much money to be there. Seniors,
especially, aren't looking at vids on the net."
"Grandma will rock their world when she goes on TV stations and networks across America," Platshorn told us. "I'm now raising the money to put her on the air."