Miroslav Tomoski

Miroslav Tomoski is a political reporter at Herb. He studied US politics at the University of Windsor and has been reporting as a freelancer since the 2016 election. His work has taken him across 30 states and – in the hopes of making it to all 50 – he is now looking for a good reason to go to Oklahoma.

miroslav@herb.co


Juárez, just next to El Paso, Texas, has become so dangerous people are afraid to cross the border to visit relatives.

Relatives of Jaime Irigoyen Flores, a 19-year-old baseball player and law student, break down after they find out their son was found dead. Flores was reportedly grabbed by the military from his home and found executed the next morning. (Photo by Richard Ellis)

Psychedelics act like social media for the brain, allowing for widespread communication.

A sheet of LSD tabs are shown. Research shows that psychedelics, like LSD, help regions of the brain communicate that might otherwise not.

It turns out too much weed isn’t always a good thing.

A worker inspects cannabis plants in a giant facility in Washington. The state is currently suffering from a problem that sounds better than it is: too much weed.

Police are frequently discovering illegal cannabis grows in London, especially in neighborhoods to the south, where organized crime and gang activity are prevalent.

Strathclyde Police officers in Scotland load drugs in bags believed to be cannabis after it was found at a commercial premise in Rutherglen after a drugs raid. The police in London recently announced that they discover illegal cannabis grows in the UK's capital every two days.

There is very little evidence that legalization increases crime, and what is available, proves the opposite.

DENVER, CO. - APRIL 20: Denver bicycle police with their bagged evidence as they write one of two tickets to a group of four young men for smoking marijuana in public during the 420 celebration at the Denver 420 Rally in Civic Center Park on April 20, 2014. The El Paso Country Sheriff’s department is now keeping a database in an attempt to show that marijuana legalization increases crime. (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Even if parents are treating their children with CBD according to state law, they risk losing custody for doing something federally illegal.

Maria Selva and her daughter Ali, during a trip to Disneyland in 2017. Maria is now suing after losing custody of her daughter for treating her seizures with CBD.

They were handing out free samples near Yale University, where a majority of the overdoses later occurred.

John Parker and Felix Melendez are two suspects arrested in the case of 114 synthetic cannabis overdoses in Connecticut. Here, a police car is shown blocking off the road in New Haven Connecticut in 2009

Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate for governor of California, has received nearly half a million dollars in donations.

Michael Correia, director of government relations for the National Cannabis Industry Association, does lobbying to build support for the cannabis industry's issues on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. California's cannabis lobbyists have become a financial force in politics, backing pro-cannabis candidates with major political donations.

A decision by the United Nations could instigate a review of cannabis scheduling in the United States.

A mature cannabis plant begins to flower. The United Nations are considering, for the first time ever, to change its cannabis ban.

Most recreational states allow for the possession of one ounce, but legalization in Michigan would let residents carry more than double that.

Marijuana legalization in Michigan would allow residents to carry up to 250 joints at a time. Here, a man is shown with a bag of joints

Legal marijuana sales in Canada were slated to begin in October. Now, Ontario is saying recreational dispensaries won’t be open until April.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a meeting at the National Cyber Security Centre on April 18, 2018 in London, England. Under Trudeau’s plan, legal marijuana sales in Canada were slated for October, but Ontario recently announced the province won’t have recreational dispensaries until April. (Photo by Jack Taylor via Getty Images)

Amid a lack of direction from the state, Florida schools have all created their own policies about whether students should have access to their medical cannabis on campus.

Florida Schools' Differing Policies on Medical Marijuana Leave Parents in Limbo. Here , children are seen entering a school

Governor Phil Murphy was elected on a promise to legalize recreational weed. Now, a growing number of towns are banning it in anticipation.

New Jersey Towns Ban Recreational Weed Before It's Even Legal. Here, a man is shown rolling a joint

Voters will get to decide on North Dakota marijuana legalization in November.

North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Would Allow Everyone in the State to Sell Weed. Here, a man is shown w/ plastic dime bags of bud

Wisconsin is cracking down on synthetic cannabis.

A man prepares to smoke synthetic cannabis in New York. In Wisconsin, however, the law is cracking down on anyone selling the dangerous substance.

A recent survey found one-fifth of Californians have shopped on the black market in the last three months.

Californians Choose the Black Market Over More Expensive, Legal Weed

GW Pharmaceuticals says they priced Epidiolex according to how much other epilepsy meds currently cost.

FDA-Approved Cannabis Medicine Epidiolex to Cost $32,500 a Year

The lawyer behind Florida’s successful medical marijuana initiative is determined to pass full legalization in two years.

Florida will try to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020

Thousands of farms in California’s iconic Humboldt County have feared they wouldn’t be able to transition to the legal market. Now, they’re suddenly being ordered to stop operations.

Rio Anderson looks out over a valley from his mountain-top farm in Humboldt County, CA on May 12, 2018.

The country has a limited program which makes access nearly impossible.

91 Percent of Australians Support Medical Cannabis Legalization

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