British Sugar to grow cannabis for GW Pharma
GW Pharmaceuticals, the British developer of a CBD-based anti-seizure medicine that could be on American shelves in 2018, has contracted Britain’s leading sugar supplier to grow its medical cannabis.
British Sugar, the top beet sugar supplier in the UK, will grow the cannabis in an 18-hectare greenhouse in eastern England, where the company now grows tomatoes, according to The Telegraph.
It’s an important advance for the cannabis industry to have yet another major mainstream company enter the sector.
British Sugar plans to plant the first seedlings in January and to have the first harvest in April. After