By Sam Sabzehzar
For Joe Grubine, the the problems are obvious. And so are the solutions. The Human Solution was started as an idea and now has direct action campaigns that put forth real solutions to real problems.
This concept garnered the attention of author Christopher Glenn Fichtner, M.D. who has written a new book, Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Policy Tipping Point, reframes the debate on the public policy task of cannabis management. Dr. Fichtner, a psychiatrist and former state mental health director, understands the importance of reframing a conversation through the language we use in that conversation. That is a solution The Human Solution can get behind.
The Human Solution, along with Willow Creek Springs, and several other Southern California organizations, sponsored a book signing and BBQ this past August at Unit D, a medical marijuana collective in Garden Grove. There was free food, raffle prizes, a magician, and music by Desert Rose and Michael Christopher.
Many from The Human Solution family stopped by to show their support and get their signed copy of Cannabinomics, as well as take the opportunity to ask questions to this former state mental health director, who spoke later in the week at the Know Your Rights Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
There are signed copies of Cannabinomics available at Unit D, a clinical cannabis collective that also offers other botanical healing options and plants from Willow Creek Springs nursery. Mr. Grubine also helped bring a food bank into the collective for members to come and give or get free food. There is also a book bank, clothes bank, and jobs bank. For Joe, The Human Solution is about more than providing solutions but also about providing a platform for a new way of thinking and being, which is much aligned with the perspective of the former state mental health director and psychiatrist.