“Should Grandma Smoke Pot?”: The Silver Tour TV Show
Joe | Jul 06, 2012 | Comments 0
Last month we told you about the federal threats and travel restrictions on “Silver Tour” founder Robert Platshorn. The travel restrictions in particular are doing great damage to Platshorn’s income, and his ability to fund his projects.
Projects like “Should Grandma Smoke Pot?”, a half hour TV show about senior citizens and medical marijuana. The “Silver Tour” and Robert Platshorn recently put out a press release on the show and the Kickstarter page they have created to fund the project.
Imagine what could happen if cannabis had a spokesman like Ron Popiel or Billy Mays.
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 Dr Andrew Weil sends a powerful message, especially to seniors. They are America’s most powerful voting block.
When seniors talk, politicians listen.
Featured in the show are patients like Irv Rosenfeld who receives three hundred free marijuana cigarettes every month from the federal government to treat his tumors. The same government that says cannabis has no medical value.
I am not producing some sort of documentary for film festivals, a few TV airings or a theater run that will be seen by only a few hundred people who are already supporters, That has been done ad nauseum without noticeable results. A dozen great award winning films about marijuana have been made and seen by almost no one. They end up languishing on YouTube for activists to watch over and over.
The Silver Tour will air this show hundreds of times on national and regional TV in thirty minute infomercial slots on major stations and networks. One network has cleared the show for airing and they love the concept. Two more networks have asked to see the finished show. It will be aired repeatedly in states that have legalization or medical marijuana bills on the ballot this year. Most important, our viewers will actually learn from legal experts how the law can be changed and what to do to quickly end the madness of cannabis prohibition.
But they need your help. Imagine the impact such a show would have, exposing millions of people to the concept of medical marijuana who have never really thought much about it.
If you can’t give any money, spread the word about the show and the Kickstarter page on your social networks and among your “real life” friends and family. Medical marijuana is very popular in the polls, it just needs a final push to be accepted as the norm in mainstream society.