Derek Peterson heads up Terra Tech. Image via Telegraph.co.uk

A broken neck in a surfing accident triggered a dramatic career change for Derek Peterson, a former Wall Street banker who now heads listed cannabis company Terra Tech.

Having broken his neck in a surfing accident, Derek Peterson had first-hand experience of the painkilling benefits of cannabis.

Doctors had prescribed Dilaudid, an opiate drug that had horrendous side effects as doctors tried to wean him off it.

Unable to cope with the night sweats and the misery of cold turkey, he sought an alternative: cannabis.

“It was an epiphany, a light-bulb moment,” he told the Telegraph. It led to a dramatic change of career from Wall Street banker to head of the first publicly listed company to “cross the green line” and make products from cannabis.

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David Millward ~ The Telegraph ~

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