In 2008, Robert Platshorn was released from prison after 28 years behind bars for smuggling marijuana from Colombia to the U.S.. Now he's partnered with Trulieve in Florida on his prized Black Tuna strain.
Spencer Boston staged a protest during a court appearance for a marijuana citation in Lebanon, Tennessee on January 27, 2020 by sparking up a joint. Sadly, Boston was hit by a car and passed away on January 21.
BET's excellent pot doc "Smoke: Marijuana + Black America" ends with an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris during which she acknowledges her support for ending marijuana prohibition.
Marijuana-legalization nemesis Kevin Sabet is crowing that "longtime friend of SAM Regina LaBelle" has been named Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy - i.e., the Drug Czar's office.
In his final act as President, Donald Trump granted pardons and commuted the sentences for nearly 150 people. Eleven marijuana prisoners received commutations, including John Knock.