While Theraplant was founded in Connecticut in 2013, our story really begins in New York City thirteen years earlier. In 2000, our CEO and founder, Ethan Ruby, was struck in a crosswalk by a car that ran a red light, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Despite numerous surgeries and intense rehabilitation, Ethan continued to suffer pain and complications from his injuries. His physicians prescribed numerous prescription drugs in an attempt to manage his pain, but these medications came with many undesirable side effects, as well as the risk of physical addiction. After thought and consultation with his father, a pediatrician, and his mother, a physical therapist, Ethan decided to try medical cannabis. The success he had with this medical option was lifechanging. Ethan has made it his life work to help ensure that the unique benefits of medical cannabis are made accessible to other qualified patients like himself.