After leaving college in 1978, Jeff commenced
working in the logistics industry and after a very successful career working
for international logistics companies, in 1989 he started his own company. He retired in 2000, one week before his fortieth birthday.
Soon after retiring Jeff was contacted by a dear
friend who explained that she had been recently robbed at knifepoint attempting
to obtain some cannabis to treat her multiple sclerosis, shocked and appalled
at his friends’ experience Jeff has since devoted his time to fighting cannabis
prohibition and assisting seriously ill people with medical cannabis issues.
The Bud Buddies UK non profit
medicinal cannabis organisation was founded in 2002 by Jeff Ditchfield and from
its inception until 2007 Bud Buddies was based at the premises of 'The Beggars
Belief', a community coffee shop and private members cannabis club at, 47 Water
Street, Rhyl, North Wales.
Despite only assisting seriously
ill people, Jeff was prosecuted in 2004 for supplying cannabis to an MS
After a lengthy Crown Court trial
at Chester Crown Court, he was found not guilty by a jury of his peers.
Despite being met with disapproval from the authorities and suffering constant harassment and six police raids The Beggars Belief had the support of the local population and operated in Rhyl until 2007.
In late 2007, Jeff moved to Spain to continue his research.
He is currently working on a number of projects in the Caribbean.