The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide To Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana [Jeff Ditchfield, Mel Thomas] on *FREE*. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Jeff Ditchfield is a successful author, outspoken campaigner, and activist. He was part of Bud Buddies, the organization that. The latest Tweets from Jeff Ditchfield (@JeffDitchfield). Author of ‘Cannabis Cultivator’ a beginners guide to growing marijuana and The Medical Cannabis.

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Would you just accept that or would you do everything in your power to fight it? But this clear demand makes the drug no less illegal. America has seen a medicinal cannabis revolution, with it now legal in half the country.

Yet as Jeff sees it, would you rather be a living cannabis criminal, or a dead law-abiding citizen? After retiring from his job in the logistics industry, he was inspired to grow his first batch of weed to help an old colleague, a women who suffered with MS and found it was the only thing that helped with the pain.

And turns out I was pretty ditchfieeld She was a member of the MS society, and before long her friends were asking if I could give them any. Within 6—9 months I was supplying 20—25 MS sufferers within Liverpool. Jeff himself makes his cannabis oils by taking active compounds from the cannabis plant, extracting them using a solvent, and producing the oil in sterile conditions.


Every batch is sent to be rigorously tested at Valencia University, so his product is safely regulated – to the best of his ability. Not risk free — but safe. The medical benefits of weed have long been debated in the UK, with the amount of anecdotal evidence cannabjs out weighing the amount of scientific proof. Yet in terms of anecdotal evidence, Jeff has plenty.

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He was suffering from two very advanced cancers, and the week prior to coming out to see me in Spain him and his mum had been looking at hospices for him to die in. When ‘H’ and his parents returned to the UK, he had access to oil from myself and other dedicated UK activists. He started responding to the oils, and his cancer went into remission. Yet for every tale with a happy ending, Jeff is very much in touch with the reality.

Most of those I meet are people with very, very advanced cancer.

So yes, ultimately I get to know more people who have died, than those who cannagis here for longer. We just have to do our best for them at the time. Undoubtedly, for the health benefits of cannabis to be properly understood, more regulated testing is desperately needed. There are over 5, varieties of cannabis plants, and over types of cancer.

Everyone responds very differently, and research suggests that different cancers can react to different THP levels which affect the potency in the cannabis. Without such trials, it will remain underground, unregulated, unmonitored and untaxed, with people like Jeff ditcchfield the sole means of access — and leaving it open to scammers.


In fact, Jeff believes that banning people in their hour of desperate need amounts to a human rights issue, and is campaigning actively against the law on that basis. Prohibition causes more harm than cannabis ever could. For Jeff, and the rest ueff Bud Buddies, the fight for legalising cannabis goes on. And other urban drug myths busted. The former ballet star using dance to help recovering addicts. ejff

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Imagine hearing that from a year-old. It broke my heart. As he sums up poetically, in the words of Thomas Jefferson: How Not To Die: Death On The I Just how cannabbis are you being this week?