Our Mission ForwardGro and ForwardExtracts

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.

Our Goals

  • Cultivate

    Cultivate clean, standardized, and reproducible quality medical cannabis in an energy efficient manner.

  • Variety

    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

    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

    Hire and train positive, knowledgeable, compassionate, and skillful employees.

  • Observe

    Rigorously observe and enforce the cannabis laws and regulations in Maryland.

  • Participate

    Participate in our community through education on the impact of medical cannabis and its potential benefits.

Our Team

  • Mike McCarthy

    Mike McCarthy

    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.

  • Gary Mangum

    Gary Mangum

    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.

  • Debra Kimless MD

    Deb Kimless, M.D.

    Medical Director

    Licensed anesthesiologist and dedicated researcher of medical use of cannabis for pain management, cancer, and as opioid replacement.

  • Gail Rand

    Gail Rand, CPA

    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.

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