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UK: Cannabis campaigner Colin Davies is planning to open a shop in Manchester to sell hemp oil for 'medicinal' qualities
Manchester Evening News
Tuesday 27 Oct 2015
Cannabis campaigner Colin Davies is planning to open a shop in Manchester to sell hemp oil for 'medicinal' qualities
He has teamed up with a businessman in Holland to sell oil containing CBD
He has teamed up with a businessman in Holland to sell oil containing CBD (cannabidiol) which is legal and is said to help people with medical conditions like epilepsy.
It does not contain another extract of the plant called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) which is the part of the plant that makes people ‘high’ in large doses.
“It’s legal, it’s good stuff and it works,” Colin, 57, from Romiley, told the M.E.N. speaking about the CBD oil.
“The oil is extracted from an industrial plant in Germany. We have people filling it into bottles, branding it and we are bringing it over. We’ve already sold quite a bit in England,” he said.
“You’re not going to get high on it. It’s medicinal. It helps with all kinds of things likes epilepsy, cancer and Crohn’s disease,” he added.
CBD had been ‘grown out of the hemp plant’ over the years but has now been rediscovered, he said.
He is now selling the oil online but plans to open a shop in Manchester.
Possession and supply of cannabis remain against the law despite long-standing campaigns to legalise the drug.
Mr Davies claimed to have handed a bunch of flowers containing marijuana to the Queen when she visited Manchester with the Duke of Edinburgh in 2002.
And last year he gave up on plans to open a ‘cannabis social club’ on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter after meeting with police.
He was jailed for three years in 2002 after a jury found him guilty of importing and supplying drugs.
He had opened Dutch Experience in Stockport, the UK’s first ever cannabis cafe, amid a blaze of publicity in September, 2001. Police raided it within ten minutes of its launch.
In court prosecutors said the cafe was in fact an elaborate smokescreen for the trafficking of drugs from Holland.
For his latest venture, he has again teamed up with Nol van Schaik who helped him open Dutch Experience in 2001.
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