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Public tip leads U.K. police to illegal cannabis grow with 1,000-plus plants

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Local police say a U.K. neighborhood has been safer after a tip from the public allowed police to home in on an illegal cannabis grow housing 1,021 plants.

Officers with the Merseyside Police made the discovery at a property in West Derby after receiving a report at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 8, notes a police statement. The caller noted that plants were being grown on land near the entrance to a Tesco car park.

Upon arrival, officers recovered approximately 1,021 plants. Police are asking for people to report any information about the illegal grow or those responsible.


Stafford man jailed after £30,000 of Cannabis Discovered due to House Fire


A man has been jailed for more than four years after £30,000 worth of cannabis was found at the scene of a house fire in Stafford.

Staffordshire fire crews had attended a house fire on Taplin Close on April 29, 2020, and alerted police of a possible drugs set-up inside. They raised concerns after spotting dangerous electrical wiring running from fuse board along the stairs, Stafford Crown Court heard.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and officers discovered 60 cannabis plants – and an electricity bypass at the property – during the search. Mark Baglin, from Taplin Close in the town, was arrested and a search of an additional address revealed a bin-bag of cannabis hidden in the loft.


Cannabis plant grows in Tunbridge Wells flower display

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When they called it 'leafy Tubridge Wells', this isn't quite what they had in mind. The leafy Kent town got a bit leafier after pranksters sneaked a cannabis plant into a floral display near the Millennium Clock in Calverley Road.

Martin Steers said he was amazed no one had noticed the plant

It's thought council gardeners watered the plant for weeks before it was spotted, growing in a pot of red and white flowers, by Tunbridge Wells resident Martin Steers last week.

"I had gone up to town first thing in the morning on Wednesday," said Mr Steers, 47. "As I was walking through town I saw the plant. It was about two feet tall and didn't fit in.


The Importance of evaporation in CBD extraction

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Functional health and medicinal products containing CBD (cannabidiol) are growing in popularity, and the UK market is now worth £690 million a year according to trade association ACI, making it the second biggest market in the world after the United States. However traditional extraction processes do not always capitalise on the latest evaporation technology.

In fact, current growth in the market is exceeding even industry predictions, and has been estimated that with suitable policy support, the European market for legal cannabis products could be worth a massive €3.2 billion by 2025.

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People busted for weed in the U.K. could lose passports under proposed rules



‘Swift, Certain, Tough’ drug conviction rules could be coming to the U.K., according a White Paper Document published by the Home Office.

Think twice about smoking a doobie while traveling in the U.K. People in England and Wales could be subject to stricter punishments, including risking losing their passports or driver’s licenses under new rules recently proposed. But some people are worried it’s a thinly-veiled attack on the middle class.


Police dog helps to catch three men in £50k cannabis bust

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A police dog helped to catch three men after officers found around £50,000 worth of cannabis in a vehicle.

Officers were on patrol yesterday afternoon (July 10) when they spotted a vehicle around junction 31A of the M6, believed to be connected to drug supply.

They signalled for the vehicle to stop in Fulwood, with the driver pulling over before suddenly running off.

Police Dog Harv, who sprang into action and caught up with the man a short time later.

The vehicle was searched, and around £50,000 worth of cannabis was found.

The man – aged 29 and from Newcastle - was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs and he remains in police custody.


High Tide subsidiary Blessed CBD launches sales of hemp-derived CBD products on Amazon UK



High Tide Inc. ("High Tide" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: HITI) (TSXV: HITI) (FSE: 2LYA), a leading retail-focused cannabis company with bricks-and-mortar as well as global e-commerce assets, announced today that its subsidiary, Blessed CBD ("Blessed"), has begun sales of its premium hemp-derived CBD products on Amazon in the United Kingdom ("Amazon UK"). A range of Blessed CBD products, including gummies, capsules, and balms are now available on Amazon UK, and the remaining Blessed CBD products will be listed in the coming days. All Blessed products qualify for next-day delivery through Amazon Prime. Blessed also intends to list any future SKUs that it may add to its product lineup on the Amazon UK platform.


Akanda’s CanMart partners with Phlo Connect and Cellen Life Sciences to dispense & deliver high quality medical cannabis products in the UK


Akanda Corp. ("Akanda" or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AKAN), an international medical cannabis platform company, today announced that its UK import and distribution wholly-owned subsidiary CanMart Ltd. (“CanMart”) has partnered with Phlo Connect and Cellen Life Sciences (“Cellen”) to create a first-of-its-kind fully digital dispensing collaboration for medical cannabis. The strategic partnership strengthens CanMart’s existing partnership with Cellen’s digital Leva Clinic and expands its route to market in the UK with a dispensing model that is also fully digital while at the same time improving the experience for UK medical cannabis patients.


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The size of the medical cannabis market in Europe is valued at around $5 billion and is expected to reach $13,4 billion by 2027.


Introducing Cannapedia – a cannabis event with connection


Over recent years, the UK has been awash with cannabis events. Usually packed to the brim with smart-looking businessmen in crisp white shirts, the UK, and London in particular, has become something of a hub for corporate cannabis.


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