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Tue
21
Jun

A better way to invest in cannabis

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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.

Fri
27
May

Introducing Cannapedia – a cannabis event with connection

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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.

Fri
13
May

London Mayor announces plan to study cannabis legalization

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced plans to study cannabis legalization during a visit to a dispensary and cultivation facility in Los Angeles.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a plan to study the legalization of cannabis on Wednesday after visiting a dispensary and cultivation facility as part of an official visit to Los Angeles. Khan said that he was forming a commission to study cannabis legalization and named a prominent Labour Party official to head the panel.

Thu
28
Apr

Could CBD help people with diabetes?

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From a strictly prohibited substance to a so-called ‘miracle drug’, clinical and cultural interest in CBD is on the rise.

As the data in favour of its healing power continues to trickle in, the list of the medical conditions in which CBD could offer therapeutic relief is only getting longer.

Some researchers even believe that CBD could help to manage one increasingly prevalent and potentially life-threatening condition: diabetes. The hard evidence is lacking, but the testimonials are there; could CBD really help people living with diabetes?

Tue
19
Apr

Bedmaker becomes the UK’s largest hemp grower

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Fifth-generation family bedmaker Harrison Spinks has confirmed its expansion into new North Yorkshire farmland to support its growth and sustainability plans, which will increase the company’s hemp production.

The new Ryther-based farmland spans 80 acres and will be used to increase the company’s production of industrial hemp. The increase in hemp production will see the company producing in excess of 1000 tonnes of hemp straw annually, making Harrison Spinks the largest grower of industrial hemp in the UK.

Hemp fibre, a key component of the company’s mattresses, is one of the strongest natural fibres – it is used in Harrison Spinks’ fillings and is known for its fresh and absorbent properties.

Mon
28
Mar

Celadon's cannabis plans take root through AIM reversal

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Summerway Capital seals Celadon's acquisition with name change

Celadon Pharmaceuticals started trading on AIM in the first listing of a medicinal cannabinoid company since GW Pharma floated on AIM in June 2001.

GW Pharma has since departed to Nasdaq, but Celadon is looking to the UK market to expand its business.

It is one of the first pharmaceutical companies to receive a Home Office licence to grow high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) medicinal cannabis.

The company will use a 100,000-sq ft lab in the Midlands and initially target the chronic pain market but is looking into the use of cannabinoids in other fields, including autism.

Fri
25
Mar

Construction begins on Sittingbourne medicinal cannabis facility

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Construction has begun on a medical cannabis manufacturing facility which will create more than 100 jobs.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is investing £75m in a plant based at Kent Science Park (KSP) in Sittingbourne, Kent.

The site, which is due to open in 2024, will support the company's production and development of cannabis based medicines.

Science Minister George Freeman said it was a "big sign of confidence in the UK life science ecosystem".

He added: "Not only will this investment support the creation of over 100 additional highly skilled jobs in the region, it is a sign of UK expertise in cannabinoid science and medicines serving the UK and beyond."

Tue
15
Feb

Papa Johns puts hemp on the menu in U.K. and Russia

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Papa Johns has become the first global quick-service restaurant brand to put superfood hemp seeds on the menu, with the launch of its new limited-edition Hemp Sticks in two key markets. 

Now available in the UK and Russia, the launch marks Papa Johns’ first major product innovation of 2022, as it seeks to further strengthen its ‘Better Ingredients. Better Pizza’ commitment to food superiority, a key component in last year’s rebrand announcement.

Handmade using Papa Johns’ fresh never frozen, six ingredient dough, the Russian Hemp Sticks recipe uses Papa Johns’ special garlic sauce and a sprinkle of shelled hemp seeds, while the UK recipe swaps special garlic sauce for garlic butter sauce and also includes mozzarella.

Thu
10
Feb

Scottish hemp products specialist Voyager launches dedicated skincare division

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Scottish CBD health and wellness business Voyager has launched a bespoke skincare division as it looks to tap into a fast-growing market.

The rollout of VoyagerCann follows the group’s acquisition of a specialist maker of skincare and face serum products after the parent company went bust.

In December, the hemp products specialist said it had bought the brands and assets of Cannafull, which is also based in Perth.

Voyager, which employs 20 people with plans to add more, said it has worked to re-establish trading in the business and is in the process of contacting Cannafull’s customers and other potential customers offering a full service for the development and launch of CBD skincare products.

Wed
09
Feb

Power outages from cannabis farms stealing electricity is leaving community in the dark

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Local police have taken down 61 grows in last four months.

Homeowners in the U.K. community of Rotherham pretty much had it up to here with burgeoning illegal cannabis farms that were wreaking havoc on their power supply. Knowing the squeaky wheel gets the grease, they complained to police.

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