The Giving Fund
October 19, 2020
Many who know of and support The Human Solution International are aware of our work to help cannabis defendants and prisoners who have been negatively affected by cannabis prohibition through court support, letter writing, and calls to action. Cannabis prohibition work has been at the forefront of the work we do but is by no means all that THSI does.
The Human Solution International is first and foremost a civil rights organization. As the CoronaVirus shuts down or slows court proceedings across the United States we have had time to explore other causes that are near to the heart of our organization as well as reflect on the work we have done that may have gone unnoticed.
One tool that we have is to raise money free of fees and that is a tax-deductible donation. Raising money for an emergency need can be intimidating and emotionally difficult which is why THSI developed The Giving Fund, a year ago, We saw a need to offer our organization's abilities to help those in need.
Since launching The Giving Fund we have raised $5, 630 for four different families including what has been raised during a current ongoing fundraiser.
The first fundraiser that launched this was for Glenn Keeling and Peggy Sue Kimmel. Glenn and Peggy were two defendants facing felony cannabis charges for treating Peggy’s M.S. and Glenn’s Crohn's disease. While fighting their case their only working vehicle broke down rendering them unable to get Peggy to her many Dr.’s appointments in the small town of Celina Ohio. With The Giving Fund, we were able to get their vehicle repaired and them back on the road in a very short time. Through hard work and overwhelming community support, both Glenn and Peggy received probation and no prison time. You can read more about their case here: https://www.thsintl.org/news/medical-marijuana-in-ohio-legal-or-not
To feed a community was a joint effort between THSI and Seeds for Change which was founded by Mandi Hughes from COCW. Seeds for Change was feeding approximately 30 people who may have not eaten otherwise who were living at the Texas Music Ranch and had been severely impacted by the CoronaVirus. We were able to raise $428.00 that purchased enough food to feed them for several weeks. You can find out more about Seeds for Change here https://www.facebook.com/seedsforchangeevents
Once Glenn and Peggy’s case was settled they were saddled with $1, 440 in court fees. With Peggy being disabled and Glenn struggling to find work after losing his job due to the CoronaVirus they were unable to pay the fines. Our fundraising raised more than was needed at $1,762.00. The remaining $322.00 will go towards Glenn’s portion of his public defender costs.
Our current fundraiser is benefiting another couple from our community, Candice and Jason Dyer. The Dyers work tirelessly for their community and never ask for anything back and do so with a humility rarely seen. Through circumstances out of their control, they found themselves and their daughter without a home. A fundraiser was started on October 9, 2020, has already raised $2,580.00 of the $4000.00 goal to get them an RV to live in. $400.00 of which came from the Dyer’s themselves. If you would like to donate or share this fundraiser go here https://www.facebook.com/donate/1140042659725531/10159268809049386/
Stay tuned for more updates and articles about the civil rights and community outreach THSI has engaged in and planning to do. As we grow we evolve. We here at THSI strive to do what we can to make this a better world for everyone. We are so much more than a cannabis organization.
The Human Solution International
THSI is a grassroots federally recognized 501(c)(3), civil rights organization of concerned citizens focused on restoring the rights of those negatively affected by cannabis prohibition, Native Americans, veterans, and the disabled by utilizing education, active support networks, a legal clinic, and peaceful protest.
August 31, 2020
Jackie Cordova - writer
MORE Act - A Call to Action! Nationwide March September 12, 2020
Join us in a Call to Action as we march upon our local legislatures, calling for an historic end to marijuana prohibition! It’s About Time March, is a nationwide rally event to call attention to the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act), the bill to decriminalize marijuana. The MORE Act would remove marijuana as a Schedule I substance. We need your help in showing legislators how much we care, and how important this bill is in gaining back our freedom. All over the United States people will be marching on Capitols, Courthouses and government buildings demanding that cannabis be removed from the schedule list, period! We will begin at our starting point at 10 am and at 4:20 pm we will finish up by marching to our local DEA office doors to let them know how we really feel!
It’s About Time March
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Nationwide Cannabis March Organizers and Attendees September 12th, 2020 on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/233864187875323/about
The MORE Act has passed all of its subcommittees and goes to the House Floor at the end of September. This is a historic bill because it will remove THC from the CSA (Controlled Substances Act) which removes our biggest stumbling block to cannabis!
Summary: MORE Act H.R.3884 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
Specifically, it removes marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under the Controlled Substances Act and eliminates criminal penalties for an individual who manufactures, distributes, or possesses marijuana.
The bill also makes other changes, including the following:
Prohibition hurts good people
The Human Solution International
THSI is a grassroots federally recognized 501(c)(3), civil rights organization of concerned citizens focused on restoring the rights of those negatively affected by cannabis prohibition, Native Americans, veterans and the disabled by utilizing education, active support networks, a legal clinic and peaceful protest.