Derek and Tiffany Ford are very passionate about the medical marijuana industry. Dereks history is rich with his own medical struggles leading them to have that passion to help educate others who can benefit from the uses of medicinal marijuana. Tiffany has been actively involved and supportive in his cannabis pursuits and has learned so much the last 8 years as a fellow advocate.
For the past 10 years, Derek has been advocating around the country and providing both patient and professional consultations. He is an industry expert and passionate about ensuring success of medicinal marijuana as a safe and effective intervention for a number of ailments. His experience includes 8 years of cultivation both privately on a commercial scale and professionally for dispensaries and co-ops. He has a vast knowledge and numerous years of experience in cannabis cultivation and cannabis extractions.
Derek sought out, traveled to and paid for accredited medical cannabis seminars designed for and presented by healthcare professionals, scientists and researchers from around the world; equalling 46 CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits. During this time, he also helped edit and implement Proposition 203 -Arizonas Medical Marijuana Program. In addition to his time advocating for medical cannabis, he attended and graduated from Oaksterdam University in California in 2012, the first and only Cannabis College in the U.S. He was an executive producer for a documentary which released at all Harkins Theaters in Arizona – “Chronic Future-Killing Cancer” working alongside publicly traded research group Cannabis Science Inc,. and it’s founder Dr. Robert Melamede. He also played an integral part in assisting in the process of helping to open a Medical Marijuana Recommendation clinic called Phoenix Green Cross.
Derek has served with multiple organizations and assisted in bringing medical marijuana education and awareness to the general public. These organizations included Norml (Arizona chapter), Safer (Arizona chapter), Camp 420, Veterans Rooting for Veterans, and AZFMR (Arizonans for Mindful Regulation-Where he helped draft and submit a recreational bill for adult use in Arizona). In the earlier days of medical cannabis he used his network of cannabis farmers to help locate, identify and produce strains for their specific cannabinoid value and for organizations such as Project CBD to help ensure those rare genetics with hard to find cannabinoids don’t go extinct.
They moved back home to KC Northland 3 years ago to raise their family and have since been blessed with 2 more amazing girls! It’s been a long time coming Missouri and with your vote coming in at 66% (which is 10% above the national average for passing medical marijuana legalization)….. they know you’re excited! They too are excited and are now open in Blue Springs to serve and educate the state they love about the plant they love!