Background

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 sufferer.



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.