The pros and cons of the hemp crop are to be debated by legal experts, investors, farmers and researchers at an online event organised by Cambridge networking organisation Agri-TechE.

Hemp has proven health benefits in a fast-growing UK market
Hemp has proven health benefits in a fast-growing UK market

Cannabis sativa L. is a multi-purpose plant whose species include hemp and marijuana. Marijuana and its key active ingredient THC – Tetra-Hydro-Cannabinol, a psychotropic substance – are banned in the UK (though legal in countries including Canada, Portugal, some parts of the US, and the Netherlands). Hemp, which has almost zero – 0.3 per cent – THC content, has found a huge market via Cannabinol (CBD) products, which are legal in the UK. CBD products are widely used as a means to relieve pain, lower inflammation and decrease anxiety without…



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