Marijuana Pharmacy: U.K. Opens First Cannabis Pharmacy in London

Britain is now home to its first-ever cannabis pharmacy.

Called Carun, the pharmacy was set up by Czech entrepreneur Michal Takac, who told the Daily Mail that he started using hemp-based products after an industrial accident seven years ago in which he lost three fingers, underwent several surgeries and was eventually fitted with custom-made prosthetic fingers that function with electromagnetic electrodes.

When synthetic prescription creams did him no good for scarring and pain, he discovered Carun ointment—made from hemp oil in the Czech Republic where the hemp is grown.

“So I worked with the owner of Carun in the Czech Republic to bring the products to the UK,” Takac, now Carun's managing director for the U.K., said.

“The products support the immune system; restore the balance and health of cells as well as possessing anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibiotic properties,” he said.

Takac explained that the products use compounds grown from...

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