Empowering People To Be Self-Sufficient

Jeff Ditchfield is cannabis activism’s answer to Robin Hood; for years he has altruistically put himself in a legal firing line to provide sick people with the medicine they need. In 2002 he founded the Bud Buddies UK Medicinal Cannabis Organisation and in doing so became a poster boy for medicinal cannabis in the UK.

For half a decade the club operated as a members-only service which supplies education, support, and medicinal cannabis to gravely ill patients. “The philosophy at Bud Buddies is to empower people to be self-sufficient”. “So all members are taught how to cultivate and the guidance provided on making preparations depends on the illness or disease of the individual.”


Members of Bud Buddies essentially have two options when considering how to treat their condition: to legally take pharmaceutical drugs that would invariably come with a string of harmful side effects or break the law and use cannabis. As you can probably imagine, the Misuse of Drugs Act would be the least of your considerations if you found yourself in that position.