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The CBD shop selling cannabis-infused coffee in Exeter – and it’s all totally legal

Selling cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become a big business to get into now that it’s becoming widely accepted the life-changing health benefits it can offer, but misconceptions around it are still proving challenging to overcome as an Exeter shop owner found this week.

“A lot of people connect it with using drugs and you’re a pot head if you take it, but hemp is different because it’s very, very beneficial to the body and you don’t get high.

Just a day after police raided ‘cannabis shop’ the Holy Smoke in Plymouth, Ondrej Hejda, who opened Devon Hemp in Exeter around three months ago, was visited by police.

The informal visit was sparked by questions raised by members of Exeter City Council who were unsure about what the premises are selling and the 37-year-old was happy to show police how he specialises in offering high-quality hemp food supplements.

Ondrej, who used to own the Head Shop in City Arcade before planning permission was given to turn the area into student flats, is hoping to start growing and processing his own hemp at a friend’s farm in Devon to make it a locally-sourced product.

Within the next few months he is also planning to host educational workshops in the shop to bust the myths surrounding CBD.

Ondrej said: “When I had to move the business I decided to specialise in hemp products. Even in my old shop I was into hemp and now it has become legal and more people know that people have started to realise how beneficial it is I have chosen to sell it as a food supplement.”

Customers can pop into the shop in Market Street, next to Exeter Exotics, for a tea, coffee or freshly-baked cookies or brownies containing CBD extract.

Its most popular product is its CBD pure raw extract (66 per cent) costing £30 and typically lasts around 20 days. Its next bestseller is its CBD vape liquid, followed by its brownies which Ondrej makes himself. Other products include balms and CBD sweets.

Ondrej said: “Hemp is a very versatile plant and when you start reading up on it you find out how civilisations have grown up with it throughout the history of mankind. What I want to do is spread the information about it and educate people because there is a lot of misinformation out there.

“A lot of people connect it with using drugs and you’re a pot head if you take it, but hemp is different because it’s very, very beneficial to the body and you don’t get high. You also can’t overdose on it and it’s not addictive.

“We sell hemp extract under our own label – Devon Hemp – and it is different from what you find in high street health food shops because is stronger which is important to give the benefits it should.


“You can take it orally or put it in foods. It does have quite a herby, earthy taste. My preference is to have it in coffee.

“We can’t say it’s a medical product, but it is known to have those properties. My customers range from people who have Parkinson’s to people with toothache who take it instead of painkillers.

“Other people take it for reasons including anxiety, inflammatory problems, skin problems, stress-related problems and depression.

“I’ve seen many times how it can change peoples’ lives. One of my customers is a woman with breast cancer who was on all sorts of painkillers for years and now she is off them all and can live her life to the full since taking hemp.

“I’m also a good example myself. I was suffering from depression and I haven’t had problems with it since I’ve been using it as a food supplement daily. I was very surprised the difference it made.

“The people who walk through my door come from the whole spectrum of society. It’s a very rewarding job because you see how it helps people with whatever problems they have. We have a very positive vibe in here.”


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CBD products on the rise as young Brits battle work-related anxiety

Young Brits are increasingly turning to CBD products to cope with work stress, data shows.

Since it was legalised in the UK in 2018, companies have added CBD, short for cannabidoil, to just about everything – makeup, tea, pet treats and soft drinks being just a few examples.

CBD is an all-natural compound found in the cannabis plant and diluted with either hemp seed oil or coconut oil.

Despite there being little data to support the many claims of its health benefits, the popularity and demand for legal CBD use is certainly on an upward curve, with analysis by Wowcher suggesting sales skyrocketed 99% between February and April.

New data from online pharmacist Instant eCare shows that despite CBD being thought to aid a variety of including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, most Brits are actually buying it to cope with work stress relief, not pain relief.

In fact, in the UK, young professionals working desk-based jobs in industries such as IT, administration and sales, are the biggest demographic buying CBD.

Nearly two in five (37%) Brits’ confirmed their job and work life is the biggest contributing factor towards using CBD products, such as CBD oil, vape oil and capsules, to assist with the symptoms of anxiety.

What’s more, a further 16% said they use CBD products to alleviate money worries – rising to a whopping 44% of those working in the creative sector.

The data also highlighted the use of CBD among medical professions. Nearly a third (28%) of CBD users identified themselves as doctors, dentists or nurses, with many saying they use CBD to treat insomnia and other sleep related conditions.

Of these, 42% also said they use CBD is to alleviate relationship-related stress.

The majority of those surveyed revealed they have been using CBD for less than six months, and 36% said they foresee themselves continuing to it for a further six months.






What does CBD make you feel like?

Unlike THC, the other crucial compound in hemp and marijuana plants, CBD does not produce the psychoactive effects that make you feel “high”; instead, it actually eases anxiety and makes you less likely to freak out. … In other words, CBD is ideal for people looking to relax and unwind—not get out of their minds.

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Green Monkey has signed distribution contracts to supply drink to four new markets

European export deals for cannabis oil drink💯

A cannabis oil drink manufacturer which only started trading last year has secured a quartet of new European export contracts.

Birmingham-based Green Monkey produces a range of cannabidiol (CBD) products which it will now export to international markets after signing deals with distributors Food Link in Denmark, Triple A Gourmet in Spain, Jean Philippe Silva in France and Rocwell Water in Ireland.

Green Monkey started trading in November and has already celebrated a milestone by producing its one millionth can.

The Cannabis Trade Association, which has over 700 members across Europe, claims the number of CBD users is doubling every year and financial reports suggest the global market could be worth as much as £22 billion in the next decade.

Green Monkey’s chief executive Serge Davies said expansion into Europe was only the start of the journey for the company in its plans to go global.

“We are naturally delighted to sign these deals which means the Green Monkey brand will grow across the world and we can continue to expand,” he said.

“The demand for CBD is growing exponentially and more and more people are seeing the benefits through research that is coming through.

“We are very much a wellbeing brand and we are looking to expand not only our team but also our range of wellbeing products.”

René Boysen, marketing manager at Food Link, added: “We have had Green Monkey on our radar for a number of months and we are pleased to announce this deal which will mean that our customers in Denmark will be able to purchase the Green Monkey range.

“The demand for wellbeing products in Denmark is increasing and as such we need to make sure that we are always finding new products to satiate this.

“We are looking forward to working with Green Monkey over the coming years.”


CBD Infused Ice Cream💚

Ben & Jerry’s


Ice-cream maker to add cannabidiol to its products

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Usually people reach for the ice-cream after ingesting cannabis.

Now hippie-capitalist ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s is hoping to speed the whole process up by producing CBD-infused ice-cream.

You probably already know that we’re fans of all things groovy — think: Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies. So it’s no surprise that we can’t wait to get into the latest food trend: cannabidiol, or CBD. We are committed to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it’s legalized at the federal level.

On Trend

A recent National Restaurant Association survey found that three in four chefs named CBD – and cannabis-infused food as a hot trend in 2019. “We’re doing this for our fans,” said Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy. “We’ve listened and brought them everything from Non-Dairy indulgences to on-the-go portions with our Pint Slices. We aspire to love our fans more than they love us and we want to give them what they’re looking for in a fun, Ben & Jerry’s way.”

But just chasing a trend isn’t quite enough for us. We want to use sustainably-sourced CBD from our home state of Vermont. After all, values-led sourcing is an important part of our process when we churn up new ice cream innovations. By using high-quality, sustainably-sourced ingredients, we support our linked prosperity model, ensuring that everyone involved with making our flavors — from the cocoa farmers to the Scoop Shop scoopers — is positively impacted. We source our brownies from Greyston Bakery, which has an innovative open-door hiring policy, and our cookie dough comes from Rhino Foods, which employs refugees and sources its dairy locally from the St. Albans Co-op.

Currently, the FDA prohibits adding CBD to food and beverages. But change is on the horizon: They’ve set a public hearing on the legalization of CBD-infused foods and beverages for May 31st, and we’ve submitted a comment to them in support of legalization.

Long known for stoner-hinting flavours such as Bonnaroo Buzz, Phish Food and Half Baked, the US company’s decision to add CBD to its products as soon as the plant extract is legalized at the federal level comes as the market of cannabinoids-infused products has exploded over the past several years.

As its stands, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prohibits adding CBD to food and beverages, through the ordinance is lightly, if ever, enforced, and the regulatory body has announced a public hearing on the legalization on the issue for 31 May.

Ben & Jerry’s, which has submitted comment on the issue, is encouraging fans of its products to contact the FDA during a public consultation period on the use of CBD in food now through July.

The regulator has said it plans to use the public comments to inform a federal working group looking “to explore potential pathways for dietary supplements and/or conventional foods containing CBD to be lawfully marketed”.

The announcement steers Ben & Jerry’s firmly into the hottest trend in food. A recent survey published by the National Restaurant Association found that three in four chefs named CBD – and cannabis-infused food – as a hot trend in 2019.




Aurora and UFC, announce an exclusive, multi-year, multi-million dollar, global partnership

AURORA and UFC the future of cannabis worldwide.

Relationship between 100% hemp derived Cannabidiol (CBD) products and athlete wellness and recovery, with a view to accelerating CBD product development and education.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (ACB) the Canadian company defining the future of cannabis worldwide, and UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, are excited to announce an exclusive, multi-year, multi-million dollar, global partnership that is expected to significantly advance further clinical research on the relationship between 100% hemp derived Cannabidiol (CBD) products and athlete wellness and recovery, with a view to accelerating CBD product development and education.

UFC boasts more than 300 million fans worldwide, with programming that is broadcast to over 170 countries and territories, in 40 different languages, to over one billion TV households. 

The UFC Performance Institute, the world’s first mixed martial arts multi-disciplinary research, innovation, and training center, opened in Las Vegas in 2017  has served more than 400 athletes over the past two years.  The facility is a global leader in athletic performance research and provides support and educational services to athletes on health, well-being, nutrition, and injury prevention.

The research will be conducted at the UFC’s Performance Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, in collaboration with UFC’s sports performance team, as well as with athletes who choose to participate in the studies.

“Since the day we opened the Performance Institute, our primary goal was to offer UFC athletes the best possible training, nutrition, and recovery services,” said UFC President Dana White.  “This partnership with Aurora is an extension of that goal, and we’re looking forward to collaborating with Aurora to find new ways to improve the health and safety of athletes who compete in UFC.”

Terry Booth, CEO of Aurora added, “This global partnership places focus squarely on the health and well-being of UFC’s talented and highly trained athletes. The Aurora-UFC research partnership creates a global platform to launch targeted educational and awareness campaigns, while creating numerous opportunities to accelerate our global CBD business.”

About Aurora


Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with funded capacity in excess of 625,000 kg per annum and sales and operations in 24 countries across five continents, Aurora is one of the world’s largest and leading cannabis companies. Aurora is vertically integrated and horizontally diversified across every key segment of the value chain, from facility engineering and design to cannabis breeding and genetics research, cannabis and hemp production, derivatives, high value-add product development, home cultivation, wholesale and retail distribution.

Highly differentiated from its peers, Aurora has established a uniquely advanced, consistent and efficient production strategy, based on purpose-built facilities that integrate leading-edge technologies across all processes, defined by extensive automation and customization, resulting in the massive scale production of high-quality consistent product. Intended to be replicable and scalable globally, our production facilities are designed to produce cannabis of significant scale, with high quality, industry-leading yields, and low per gram production costs.


Each of Aurora’s facilities is built to meet European Union Good Manufacturing Practices (“EU GMP”) standards. Certification has been granted to Aurora’s first production facility in Mountain View County, the MedReleaf Markham facility, and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Aurora Deutschland. All Aurora facilities are designed and built to the EU GMP standard.

standards. Certification has been granted to Aurora’s first production facility in Mountain View County, the MedReleaf Markham facility, and its wholly owned European medical cannabis distributor Aurora Deutschland. All Aurora facilities are designed and built to the EU GMP standard.

In addition to the Company’s rapid organic growth and strong execution on strategic M&A, which to date includes 17 wholly owned subsidiary companies –

MedReleaf, CanvasRX, Peloton Pharmaceutical, Aurora Deutschland, H2 Biopharma, Urban Cultivator, BC Northern Lights, Larssen Greenhouses, CanniMed Therapeutics, Anandia, HotHouse Consulting, MED Colombia, Agropro, Borela, ICC Labs, Whistler, and Chemi Pharmaceutical

(TSXV: RTI), Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. (TSXV: HEMP), Cann Group Ltd. (ASX: CAN), Micron Waste Technologies Inc. (CSE: MWM), Choom Holdings Inc. (CSE: CHOO), CTT Pharmaceuticals (OTCC: CTTH), Alcanna Inc. (TSX: CLIQ), High Tide Inc. (CSE: HITI), EnWave Corporation (TSXV: ENW), Capcium Inc. (private), Evio Beauty Group (private), and Wagner Dimas (private).

Aurora’s Common Shares trade on the TSX and NYSE under the symbol “ACB”#