Arts Express: Square Grouper: Interview With A Black Tuna Gang Smuggler


ARTS EXPRESS: The following is an Arts Express audio conversation with Black Tuna Gang smuggler, Robert Platshorn, the longest incarcerated marijuana prisoner in US history. Platshorn served 28 1/2 years in federal lockdown.

Platshorn, talks his appearance in the documentary Square Grouper: The Godfathers Of Ganja, the politics and economics of pot persecution, and what it all has to do with McCarthyism, Roy Cohn, the CIA orchestrated Bay Of Pigs invasion of Cuba, hash brownies and autism, the Bank of Scotland, and why FBI agents wear identical shades. And shares a look inside in tell-all book, Black Tuna Diaries.


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