Patients Helping Patients
John has been a Cannabis Advocate since 1995, when he worked Washington State Hemp Initiative projects to legalize marijuana in that state. With Bachelor’s degrees in both Political Economics and Electrical Engineering, John first began working in the Cannabis industry in 2001, when he managed the Aiko Dispensary in Santa Rosa on Fourth Street.
Known for his extraordinary compassion, John initiated the practice of “Patients helping patients” as the guiding principle for the company. Our award-winning customer service model is a combination of respect, patience and Southern hospitality.
Education is a Top Priority
With degrees in Psychology and Education from Sonoma State University, Jewel’s introduction to the Cannabis industry came when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.
Having heard and then researched the benefits of Cannabis as part of cancer treatment, Jewel was shocked to find dog-hair in one of the products she purchased. This galvanized her interest in being an activist for medical Cannabis and to speak at events and conferences.
She met John Sugg in 2007 and has been at the core of Sonoma Patient Group ever since. Jewel is also an accomplished “Five Rhythms” teacher and published poet.
A fourth-generation native of Santa Rosa, Fred operates four paint stores in Santa Rosa and Sonoma. His family vineyard has produced grapes with the dry farming method for more than 30 years.
Fred has grown Cannabis since his youth.
His other interests including biking, surfing and motorcycle racing. Fred’s band, The Smokin’ Volcanoes, has entertained at Sonoma Patient Group events through the years.