Mr. Fisher took his first programming class in 1978, where he found a particular aptitude for the technical. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989 while also running multiple restaurants that he co-founded. These became his unofficial "minor" in business.
In 1986 he left the restaurant industry to begin his tech company, In Color, in the visual arts industry. Formerly a small design studio, In Color soon expanded into a large publishing service bureau with leading-edge technology and digital publishing equipment. In Color serviced clients in aerospace, biomedical, defense, garment, manufacturing, and political affairs. Mr. Fisher has worn many hats over the years, including publisher, graphic designer, photographer, and programmer.
In 2013, Mr. Fisher became afflicted with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2016, he left the country to undergo an Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant, which was not FDA approved to do here in the U.S. By all accounts, the procedure was a success, stopping his MS. He was even able to reverse a good deal of the damage that the disease had caused. To this day, however, neuropathic pain remains his primary symptom.
In 2015, to address the pain, Art's neurologist handed him a prescription for medical marijuana. There were no instructions. Over the next few years, he experimented and studied the doses and effects to maximize the benefit that cannabis could provide him. When his sister, Ruth, a Ph.D. researcher, started doing her own cannabis research to assist him, they decided she should compile a book of it all. Art agreed to contribute everything he could bring to the table. A year later, we have completed this thorough compendium.