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Thu
04
Feb

British Hemp Company launches in Wiltshire to unlock crop’s potential to help UK hit carbon target

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A hemp farming business has launched in Wiltshire with a strategy to revive growth of the crop throughout the South West countryside and reduce Britain's carbon footprint.

Operating from a mill in Warminster, the British Hemp Company is the first company to process exclusively UK-grown hemp at scale.

Last year the business secured licenses from the Home Office for 12 growing locations throughout the country, including Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and South Wales.

It hopes to process 150 tons of hemp from 700 and 800 acres over the next year and has unveiled a range of nutrition and body care products, from hemp seed oil to hand balm.

Thu
28
Jan

U.K. Mom of Epileptic Child Gets Cannabis Reprieve In Light of Brexit

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Hannah Deacon, mother of 9-year-old, severely epileptic Alfie Dingley, is one of the people that Brexit will impact most, as the country settles into the reality of leaving the European Union. Instead of cannabis oil imports from the Netherlands being ceased immediately, they will be able to continue for at least another six months. 

Wed
27
Jan

No, it’s not legal to buy weed in the U.K., and, yes, it’s worse to try doing it during a pandemic shutdown

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Three pals out for a late-night, cannabis shopping spree had their fun cut short when police stopped them for breaching COVID-19 lockdown rules and then learned what they had been buying was a bit of weed.

The trio — all in the same vehicle, but all from different households — was busted on the night of Jan. 22, according to the Island Echo. All were fined for breaching health regulations and one man was also cited for possessing a controlled drug.

Mon
25
Jan

Netherlands to supply medical cannabis until July despite Brexit ban

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The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a severe and rare form of epilepsy who was told Brexit would end the supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine that saved her son’s life has been given a six-month reprieve.

Hannah Deacon said she was hugely grateful after being given the lifeline by the Dutch government, which has sanctioned continued supply of the medicines despite a Brexit ban on fulfilling prescriptions from the UK.

 

Fri
22
Jan

Dutch government set to offer six month reprieve for 'life saving' cannabis oil

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Brexit had meant that Bedica and Bedrolite oils, which are solely produced by Dutch firm Transvaal Pharmacy, were unable to be legally prescribed for UK residents.

But a Dutch chemist responsible for producing the oils revealed today that the Dutch health ministry had granted a six month reprieve which allows for his company, Transvaal Pharmacy, to prescribe the oils to UK residents.

Thu
21
Jan

The cannabis industry could give the UK economy the boost it needs after Brexit and Covid

The pandemic has hit economies hard and halted even the most prosperous companies in their tracks. Yet, in the often paradoxical world of business, some industries have emerged from the crisis in a favourable position and cannabis is one of them.  

Wed
20
Jan

U.K. Anti-Doping allows seven suspended athletes to return to competition

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As more sporting organizations reform their approach to drug testing, U.K. Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced it is retrospectively shortening the bans for athletes who are suspended due to recreational drug use, reports Inside the Games.

Tue
19
Jan

U.K. families urging government to resolve medical cannabis supply issues following Brexit

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Another family has come forward detailing how Brexit threatens its ability to acquire life-saving medical cannabis.

Emily and Spencer Carkeet spend £750 (almost $1,300) every month to import high-CBD Bedrolite cannabis oil from the Netherlands to treat their daughter, Clover, who has epilepsy, reports Somerset Live.

The medication has drastically reduced the number of seizures two-year-old Clover experiences, but with U.K. prescriptions no longer valid in the Netherlands following Brexit, the family is just weeks away from its supply running out.

Wed
13
Jan

United Kingdom Grants Another Medical Cannabis Cultivation License

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Doctors in the United Kingdom have been able to legally recommend medical cannabis for some patients since 2018.

The UK is one of dozens of countries around the globe that allow medical cannabis to be legally recommended to suffering patients in one form or another.

Some countries have better medical cannabis laws than others, and some countries have better medical cannabis industries operating legally than others.

The spectrum ranges from limited CBD options all the way up to licensed cannabis dispensaries, delivery services, and home cultivation.

Thu
07
Jan

Access to medical cannabis for U.K. patients under threat due to Brexit

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More than 40 children in the U.K. with severe forms of epilepsy are at risk of losing access to their medicine due to Brexit restrictions, reports The Times.

As of Jan. 1, British prescriptions are no longer recognized in the European Union. With many families travelling to the Netherlands to get their cannabis prescriptions filled — and Dutch law requiring a valid prescription to export cannabis products — they are now left scrambling to find alternatives

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