The Great Green Hope

The Great Green Hope

The Great Green Hope with Gary Stein joins Robert Roundtree on The Marijuana Solution Podcast. Gary is the author of The Great Green Hope, a writer for Huffington PostFlorida medical marijuana advocate, activist, and policy expert.  Gary joins the show to discuss how people can get involved in their local political process.  We learn that staying on message is the most effective way to convey your needs to a politician because you often only have a couple of minutes.  Gary also provides us with an update on the Florida medical marijuana program’s weak legs.

The Great Green Hope


Gary Stein, MPH, a native of Detroit, has been a blogger for the Huffington Post since 2009, after the Post featured a story about his family that launched the Impact section. He has also written for Context Florida, Health News Florida, Florida Politics, and Politics of Pot. He is currently working a book about medical marijuana called, “The Great Green Hope”. He has worked as an advocate and consultant on issues of health and health equity including medicaid expansion, needle exchange programs, gun violence and increased access to healthcare. He was Executive Director of Health Equity Connections(HECAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. HECAC worked to promote Health, Wellness and greater access to appropriate, cost-effective Healthcare for vulnerable populations and save Medicaid and Medicare millions and reduce the millions in uncompensated care to healthcare providers. Health Equity Connections and Accountable Care also seeks to promote an employment model to hire and train the blind and visually disabled so that they can earn an appropriate living wage by telecommuting.


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