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


Researchers are trying to figure out “how high is too high to drive.”

California is paying people to drive high for science. Here, a woman is shown in a car with a joint

The state’s cannabis farms have been massively underregulated, causing overproduction and a booming black market.

Rows of Cannabis plants growing at East Fork Cultivars in Cave Junction, Oregon.

Israel has, by far, the most progressive cannabis policy in the Middle East.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: People participate in the annual Celebrate Israel Parade on June 3, 2018 in New York City. Security will be tight for the parade which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The fight over ballot measures wages on in Republican states, with increasingly expensive campaigns and signature-heavy petitions calling for recreational cannabis legalization.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addresses reporters. Marijuana politics are evolving in red states, causing a shift in the typical political landscape.

New York’s Health Department finally released its official report on how legal weed would affect the state.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference to announce that Spotify will move an office to 4 World Trade Center in the Financial District, February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

US Attorneys, like Andrew Lelling, are allowed to decide if and how they would implement the federal ban.


The country already has a booming black market.

A marijuana processing warehouse in the Beqaa Valley in eastern Lebanon on November 1, 2015. Marijuana is grown openly in many areas of this 75 mile long valley and then processed into hashish in large warehouses during the cold winter months. The Syrian border runs the entire eastern length of the valley which over the the past two years has been a region of extreme tension and skirmishes as ISIS incursions increase into the small Lebanese border villages with most being protected by combined Hezbollah and Lebanese Army forces. Despite the massive military presence, the valley has always been one of the most fertile strips of land in the entire Middle East helped largely by the successful Litani hydroelectricity project that was completed in 1967 creating a web of canals that irrigate much of the valley. (Photo by Giles Clarke/Getty Images)

According to a report from Florida’s Department of Corrections, synthetic weed is the most popular drug in the state’s prisons.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: A man smokes K2 or "Spice", a synthetic weed drug, along a street in East Harlem on August 5, 2015 in New York City. New York, along with other cities, is experiencing a deadly epidemic of synthetic marijuana usage including varieties known as K2 or "Spice" which can cause extreme reactions in some users. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Arizona voters want recreational sales, but advocates in the state can’t agree on what that should look like.

Miles of Phoenix, Arizona taking a smoke break from the guitar at the annual 420 smoke out celebration in Lincoln Park in downtown Denver on April 20, 2015. Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

Advocates say the state is undermining the will of the voters who legalized medical marijuana at the ballot last month.

Dominique Loumachi, suffering from Dermatomyositis (Myopathy), smokes a cigarette that looks like a cannabis cigarette - in order not to be charged for promoting consumption of narcotic substances - while posing on February 28, 2013 in Belfort, Eastern France. Some medical marijuana patients prefer cannabis in smokeable form, but that hasn't prevented some states, like Oklahoma, from banning it.

He said cannabis use can trap people in the criminal justice system when they’ve improved every other aspect of their lives.


She publicized calls to police about dispensary crime, but many of them were pranks or related to businesses nearby.

SAN DIEGO, CA, DECEMBER 20, 2014 -- Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman interacts with community at the YMCA in San Diego. (Photo by Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

Julian Fantino has been heavily criticized for launching a marijuana company after a career of crackdowns. Now, he talks to Herb about what prompted his change of heart.

Outgoing OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino during the Ontario police forces change of command ceremony in Toronto. (Photo by Andrew Francis Wallace/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Penalties for retailers who violate age restrictions range from $2,250 to $100,000 and can even include jail time.

SANTA ANA, CA - JANUARY 1: 420 Central employees are busy restocking pot products as hundreds of customers have already made purchases by noon on the first day of legal recreational pot sales in Santa Ana, Calif., on Jan. 1, 2018. On October 17, the Canadian recreational market is set to open and some provinces will be sending underage teens to dispensaries to ensure they're complying with age restrictions.

Some polls show that the majority of voters in New Hampshire support ending cannabis prohibition. Now, a petition demanding cannabis legalization has been launched to give the state’s citizens a voice.

TOP STATE DEMOCRAT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO LEGALIZE

Two deaths linked to synthetic cannabis have sparked a warning from Milwaukee police to discontinue the sale of poisons used in the making of the man-made drug.

A hand measuring the pulse of someone who appears to have overdosed on synthetic cannabis

The most passion, skill, and talent is often found in those who were formerly labeled as criminals under prohibition. Many CEO’s believe it is also the only way to eliminate the black market entirely.

Cannabis plants grow under artificial lights


Cannabis advocates expected legalization to happen this fall.

Michigan voters split on legalization

Massachusetts’ recreational market was supposed to open on July 1. The latest holdup is a lack of licensed labs for testing cannabis.

Man sniffs cannabis sample at first retail shop in Massachusetts

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