Florida

WEED, SPEED AND THE ROAD AHEAD

In the Just Say No ’80s, Randy Lanier shot to stardom as a race car driver — while secretly funding his racing as a pot smuggling kingpin. But the world he’s in now, after nearly 30 years behind bars, is much friendlier to the plant that he was imprisoned for trafficking. This podcast explores the nation’s changing relationship with marijuana and what life is like for people like Randy, caught in the intersection of legal and criminal.

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Miami Herald reporters Alex Harris and Amy Driscoll track Florida’s wild history with marijuana from the high-rolling smuggling days of Randy Lanier to the modern day movement to use pot as medicine.

The Miami Herald and McClatchy studios introduce the story of Florida's wild history with marijuana, told through the eyes of pot smuggler and champion race car driver Randy Lanier.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Randy is now free and back at his favorite place — a race track. The former racer reflects on a high speed life on and off the track.

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