Gatewood Galbraith has suffered from allergies to dust and pollen since childhood. Often he had to be rushed to the hospital and placed in an oxygen tent. In 1968, Gatewood discovered cannabis. Since then, he never has had another asthma attack. Gatewood is an attorney, who ran for Governor of Kentucky in 1996. He received nearly 9% of the vote running on a medical marijuana and legalization of hemp platform.