ForwardGro will produce best in class medical cannabis in state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities. ForwardGro products will be available for purchase by licensed processors and retailers throughout the state of Maryland.
Forward Extracts will work with licensed processors to produce top of the line cannabinoid and terpene infused products. We will ensure that patients have access to clean, consistent, standardized, whole-plant medicinal products.
Enhance the lives of patients through creating the best of class medical cannabis and cannabis related products that leverage the latest in medicine, science and technology.
Cultivate clean, standardized, and reproducible quality medical cannabis in an energy efficient manner.
Meet customer needs by selling cannabis and cannabis related products with a large variety of cannabinoid profiles and routes of administration at a variety of price ranges.
Provide cannabis and cannabis related products to dispensaries and processors throughout the state to ensure quality medicine and medicinal products are readily available to patients throughout Maryland.
Hire and train positive, knowledgeable, compassionate, and skillful employees.
Rigorously observe and enforce the cannabis laws and regulations in Maryland.
Participate in our community through education on the impact of medical cannabis and its potential benefits.
CEO & COO
Mike is the Co-founder of the 6th largest ornamental horticulture grower in America. This entrepreneurial power duo (alongside Gary Mangum) have started and led a number of related businesses in horticulture, agribusiness and greenhouse growing.
President & Chief Horticulture Officer
Gary Mangum is a national leader in the greenhouse growing industry. Co-founder of the 6th largest ornamental horticulture grower in America (alongside Mike McCarthy), with almost 500 acres of greenhouse and farmland producing over tens of millions of plants each year.
Licensed anesthesiologist and dedicated researcher of medical use of cannabis for pain management, cancer, and as opioid replacement.
CFO & Patient Advocacy
Certified public accountant who has a professional background in financial audits, process improvement and systems management. Rand has been actively involved in the Maryland legislative process surrounding medicinal cannabis and its potential uses for her son who has epilepsy.