Brandon Coleman was 26 years old when he began experiencing seizures.
In August 2018, he was motivated and healthy, working his dream job as a firefighter in Howard County. But things took a turn for the worse when the 2013 University of Maryland graduate was diagnosed with epilepsy the following month. Forced to leave his job, Coleman became a patient at Greenhouse Wellness, a medical cannabis dispensary in Ellicott City.
“[Firefighting] was my passion,” he said. “I loved it and thought I was going to do it forever.”
However, after his time as a patient, Coleman decided to turn his passion for cannabis into a career. He joined the Greenhouse team as a wellness consultant in early 2019 before being promoted to purchasing manager in May.
“The cannabis industry kind of served as a unique crossroads for everything that I’ve done in my life so far,” he said.