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UK hemp farming – a missed opportunity

The growth rate of the CBD (cannabidiol) industry has been incredible. A recent market report estimates the UK’s consumer CBD sector to be worth £690m in 2021 – more than double that of 2019, making it one of the largest markets globally. With the rise in popularity of hemp derived CBD products,...

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Why does THC get a bad rep?

It’s fair to say that the UK & Ireland have embraced CBD. Sales soared over lockdown, Boots and Tesco now sell CBD products and the evidence that CBD can help with a range of ailments is mounting. The hype is real. A recent market sizing survey revealed that sales of CBD products for 2021...

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What’s the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Hemp oil or hemp seed oil can sometimes be mistaken for CBD oil, but there are very distinct differences between the two. In this article we clarify the key differences between hemp oil and CBD oil. What is hemp oil? Hemp oil is a cold-pressed extract from hemp seeds which contains little to no...

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Is cannabis a gateway drug?

Cannabis can absolutely act as a gateway drug. But not the gateway you’ve been led to believe. Prohibitionists have long argued that cannabis is a gateway drug leading to harder, addictive drugs. Unfortunately for the ‘say nope to dope’ squad, the gateway theory falls victim to the assumption...

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Illicit cannabis & human trafficking

There are ample reasons why cannabis legalisation makes sense – protect public health & safety, restrict youth access, create jobs, increase tax revenue, free police time, reduce criminal profits etc. But what are some of the lesser-known benefits? Here’s one you may be shocked to...

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Will Irish doctors shun State’s medicinal cannabis programme?

The Irish Times recently reported, ‘Some doctors say they will shun State’s medicinal cannabis programme’. Nine neurologists wrote to the Minister for Health expressing concern that the cannabis-based products on offer all contain THC. They raise a valid concern that the approved products are...

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Misinformation in the cannabis industry

The cannabis industry has a misinformation problem. Let’s jump straight into a prime example from the legal adult-use industry across the pond... Do you prefer indica or sativa? In cannabis retail stores across Canada and dispensaries in the U.S., products are typically categorised into...

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August Cannabis News

August was another great month for the global cannabis industry. Here’s some highlights from the progress made this month: Morocco is one step closer to a legal medical cannabis industry, after a draft decree was approved by the country’s lead executive body. In a world-first, a UK trial...

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The CBD industry has boomed throughout 2020 and well into 2021

As we already know, the CBD industry has boomed throughout 2020 and well into 2021; so what does this mean for retailers? The sales are great; but following the changes to regulations back in March, many companies are falling begind with their Novel Food applications and finding their products...

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People have turned to cannabis-based products to alleviate stress

Throughout the worldwide pandemic, many people have turned to cannabis-based products to alleviate stress and anxiety caused by so much uncertainty. This 'accidental boom' could see annual sales of CBD products to hit as much as £690-million. That's more than double the number of sales in...

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