After graduating from Amherst, the Dr. moved west to attend medical school at Oregon Health and Science University. With his residency complete, he set up a private practice in the Portland area and became one of the forerunners of the burgeoning medical marijuana movement there. While his greenhouse became a thing of legend, his original strains are still widely recognized as having been of the highest quality known to man. Unfortunately, the Dr.’s career was cut short when he was arrested with over twenty pounds of high grade medical marijuana in the trunk of his car during a routine traffic stop in 1998.
Charged with distribution of marijuana (a class B felony) and released on bail, Dr. Westchesterson fled Oregon and spent the next fourteen years living on the fringes of society. While much speculation and conjecture surround the Dr.’s whereabouts during these “lost years”, what is known for certain is that during this time, the Dr. emerged as a gifted and talented hip hop MC. Working out of various safe houses, the Dr. began dropping tasty beats and producing music videos.
When his video for the track “413” went viral on April 20, 2012 (the Dr.’s birthday) news of the video’s virility appeared (ahem) on Portland Oregon’s FOX affiliate channel 12. The Dr. was once again forced to return to the underground. His whereabouts again unknown, he surfaces briefly to perform and record - ever weary that he’s always only one step ahead of the law. But it’s just another day in the life for this old school gangsta.