420 apparently coined as a code word by high school students in San Rafael, California in 1971 with reference to 4.20 p.m., the time at which they regularly met to try to locate an unattended plot of cannabis plants.
hope everyone has the most amazing afternoon 💚 Happy 420 Everyone 💚 ❤️🏴❤️
Tyler Green @HighTylerGreen
Popped down to #HydePark#London and the #420day celebrations already well underway. This year looks set to be the biggest event to date
used to refer to cannabis or to the act of smoking cannabis.
“a 420-friendly hotel”20th April (abbreviated 4/20 in the US), considered as an occasion for smoking or celebrating the smoking of cannabis.
“thousands of cannabis smokers converged on Hippie Hill for the annual 420 celebration”
MEGHAN Markle’s nephew Tyler Dooley is launching cannabis-derivative products across the UK in a £20million operation.
The 26-year-old is starting up the ‘Royally Grown’ brand next month, which will be selling cannabinoids, also known as CBD, to help alleviate medical conditions and improve people’s health.
Tyler, whose dad Thomas Jr is Meghan’s half-brother
his multi-million dollar commercial operation in Oregon, will soon be going global and “most definitely the UK”.
CBD is legal in this country and can can be freely distributed as long as it’s under 0.2 per cent THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant and gives the sensation of getting high.
Speaking from his home in Medford, Oregon, Tyler said: “The CBD industry is absolutely booming, it’s the hottest commodity in the world.
“I have amazing products to offer to the masses. CBD potency is way higher than anywhere else here, we can grow it better than anywhere in the world, Oregon just has the perfect climate. I’m not focusing on the weed, but CBD.
“What I’m developing right now is a superior line of CBD oil, which is different from anything else out there. CBD is a very beneficial product, I’ll be hitting the UK market, absolutely.
“I can sell it legally in the UK right now. I’ve got quite a few people there, who want to support this, but I can also sell directly to the consumers. There’s nothing to stop me.”
Tyler says that his team of investors have pumped in millions to make Royally Grown a commercial success and one of the biggest operators in Oregon, with a huge warehouse facility and hundreds of acres of land.
“We’ve got an operation that’s worth $3 to 5 million, this isn’t a small company,” he said.
“These products we’ve been developing over years. We’ll be doing everything in-house from taking it from the field and giving it direct to the consumer.
“In terms of products, we’re going to have around £20million worth out there, which you’ll be able to buy in the UK and around the world.
“Our CBD is going to be safe, clean and good quality.”
Tyler, who also appears on the MTV reality show called The Royal World, is right about the CBD industry exploding. By 2022, it’l be estimated to be worth $22 billion in the US alone, where most states have at least legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes.
He also hit the headlines last year when it was announced that he’d be growing an ultra-strong cannabis strain called “Markle Sparkle”, which he boasted would “blow your crown off”.
It even gained the backing of celebrities such as rapper Snoop Dogg.
Yet Tyler’s adamant he doesn’t want to “embarrass” his famous auntie, but concentrate on helping people with medical conditions.
He says: “I’ve been doing this way before she even met Harry, I’m not trying to embarrass her and I’m not embarrassed about what I do, I’m thrilled to be in such a hot industry.
“So instead of people thinking of me about Markle Sparkle, I’m using a product that is helping to beat cancer, or give some relief from seizures, aches and pains. I’ve got oil that is good for indigestion. CBD is twice as effective as aspirin for inflammation.
“We’ll be making drops and oils, morning supplements, recovery tinctures that are loaded with vitamins and CBD content.
“On the Royally Grown brand, it’s going to be strictly CBD. There’s still a lot of interest in Markle Sparkle, I’ve been called up by a lot of people and the stories about celebrities and rappers backing us is accurate.
“But CBD is looked at a lot more positively, there’s not this stigma around CBD. And the relief people get from it – I see it every day. That’s a big thing for me, I want a product that will help other people.
From arthritis to athletics, it’ll benefit everyone. It’s a good natural organic product. It’s not about getting high.”
Northern Ireland sales into the UK and Europe, cementing its position as a supplier of CBD globally.
European expansion efforts for the Company. This location is strategically important to Mile High Labs, as it enables the Company to fulfill regional orders of all sizes quickly, allows for the servicing and support of customers locally and serves as a borderless gateway to the rest of the European CBD market.
“We are very excited to officially launch European operations with our first sales into the UK and EU,” said John Wallace, Managing Director of Mile High Labs UK/EU.
“Quality and consistency are of paramount importance in the European market, and we are proud to bring Mile High Labs’ products and standards to customers locally.
Having an on-the-ground presence helps us provide the best service and support to current customers in the region as well as new ones that understand the tremendous opportunity in this burgeoning market.”
“Our expansion is a testament to the global consumer demand for CBD,” said Jason Roth, CEO of Mile High Labs. “Wherever our customers are around the world, we want to support them, and we are committed to bringing the highest quality standards to the European CBD market and beyond.”
Mile High Labs’ new Belfast center will provide the Company with three significant advantages moving forward
(1) it opens up a low-cost distribution center to serve the UK and European markets
(2) it lowers the Company’s effective corporate tax rate via the UK patent box system
(3) it creates new business opportunities through the Company’s close relationship with Invest Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom legalized medical marijuana treatments and hemp CBD products. This new market opens the door to a multitude of business opportunities and many people didn’t waste any time and immediately jumped on the green wave.
Two hours away from London and only a few blocks away from the sea, on a small and bustling street in the historic quarter of Brighton. The Canna Kitchen, which opened in December 2018, is the first vegan and vegetarian cannabis-infused restaurant in the U.K.
The air was thick with humidity and the wind from the sea blew fiercely. As I left the noise and congestion of the street and step in, I immediately felt relaxed. Pastel tones, wooden details on the wall, and an elegant interior decor style made the atmosphere of The Canna Kitchen warm and welcoming. Head Chef Charlotte Kjaer welcomed me at the door with a smile and introduced me to Sam Evolution, the founder and manager of The Canna Kitchen.
On a mission to change the way people perceive the plant, Sam and his team focus on high quality, healthy, and creative dishes that can all be infused with cannabis according to the client’s desires.
“Everybody is talking about CBD now but we also cook with other cannabinoids as CBG (cannabigerol) and CBN (cannabinol),”
Sipping some hemp tea. I went for a Canna Sandwich—a harissa-spiced organic tofu or chickpea and tofu sandwich on locally-baked sourdough with homemade hummus and CBD-infused tahini cream, served with a seasonal salad. Following the chef’s suggestion, I also tried the Lean Greens (tempura green beans, hemp & hazelnut dukkah, CBD tahini cream, pomegranate and parsley) and the Smoked & Curled (carrot “lox”, hemp and buckwheat blinis with CBD-infused dill coconut cream cheese, cultured beetroot, pickled red onion and crispy capers).
“Our mission is to change the way people think about the cannabis plant by creating beautiful vegetarian dishes which are tastefully complemented with its infusion. Cannabis is a highly nutritious, versatile, and powerful herb; it is packed full of flavor, fragrance, and natural therapeutic benefit.”
Upstairs to the dispensary and cozy lounge section. Enjoying a CBD joint while sipping infused Moroccan coffee or Earl Grey tea on the terrace with friends is a must on sunny days. The dispensary offers a wide range of items, from vaporizers to skin-care products, to pet food and a variety of herbs, all with THC levels below 0.2%.
The laws around cannabis use have become increasingly more relaxed after high profile cases have helped change attitudes on the drug, especially after cases like that of Billy Caldwell, who suffers from a rare form of epilepsy and had been granted an emergency licence allowing him to be treated with medical marijuana after his cannabis oil from Canada was seized at Heathrow Airport last year, generating a huge popular outcry.
“The public response to the restaurant has been very good,” said Evolution “People are curious towards the plant and we want to spark a larger conversation around it, inform the public.”
The Canna Kitchen will most certainly lead the way for many more concepts like it in the UK. I have learned about Jeremy Corbyn’s son opening a hemp cafe in north London, we are extremely excited about this, and needless to say he has our full support on this project. It’s an exciting time for hemp/cannabis, which is being bought back into mainstream recognition, where it belongs,” he concluded.
A shop selling CBD Flowers, Hemp Tea and a range of Cannabis oil products in Swansea’s city centre has been visited by police
The Brain Box Shop #tbbs @tbbs
The Brain Box Shop – situated in High Street opened in August last year after selling cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products online for several months.
South Wales Police said the visit to the shop was part of “Operation Hazardia” which, as well as targeting outstanding suspects, aimed to work with a range of colleagues and partners to detect and prevent further crime.
One of the store owners, Karol Cegla, said police and trading standards visited the store last Friday afternoon, adding that he felt they were expecting to find cannabis was being sold from the shop.
He said he wasn’t sure if it was a full raid as police didn’t take everything, just samples, adding that they were now waiting for the test results to come back.
Mr Cegla said trading standards told them they needed to do an inspection of the products they were selling and needed samples of their products such as the hemp flowers or teas.
At the same time, police were going through everything in the shop,” he continued. “At the moment we are waiting to hear back from them.
“Both of them took samples as police wanted to know about the THC levels in the products.”
Hemp is a cannabis plant with trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychoactive substance in cannabis – and higher concentrations of CBD.
Among the products they sell, it is the whole plant extract – in oil, raw or capsules – which they sell as a food supplement. They are not claiming any medical benefits, but say some customers are using them for therapeutic reasons such as to treat anxiety or depression.
They sell edibles, tea and hemp flowers as well, which are some of their most popular products.
At the moment, they sell several strains of hemp flowers – such as Strawberry Bubble (13.9% CBD), White Widow (15.3% CBD) or Spanish Sensi (6.9% CBD).
Other products sold in the store include skin balms with hemp oil and lavender, which can be used for skin conditions or joint pain.
Don, also of The Brain Box Shop, has previously said they called themselves a “CBD dispensary” and that, rather than specialising in one product, they were looking at all the possibilities the plant offered, selling all sorts of things.
He claimed their flowers were first tested in Europe and then put through a further test in the UK to make sure the THC was not present.
We have worked as closely as possible with the police and we have been visited two or three times over the past year by them,” he continued. “We were very surprised that they turned up – we are hoping to create a transparent relationship with them.
“We believe being able to sell the full range of CBD products has benefited the area and our customers.
“We feel we are being penalised wrongly and are now thinking of whether we should leave the High Street altogether.
“We are working with the emerging market which clearly shows cannabinoids work but we live in fear constantly.”
Mr Cegla said they did not know when they would see anyone come back with the results, but trading standards had said it could be about two weeks.
“They will let me know if we need to change anything about the labelling,” he continued. “As far as I know, all my products are legal and I do not know what they will try to do.
“This is a new industry and it isn’t fully regulated so you never know what is going to happen next week – they could say that, from next month, it could only be bought on prescription, for example.”
A spokeswoman for South Wales Police confirmed a joint visit with Trading Standards was carried out at a premises in High Street, where a number of items were seized for further analysis.
A spokesman for Swansea Council said: “Council Trading Standards officers recently supported local police during a routine visit to a business in the city centre.