The company – the first British grower licensed to cultivate hemp flowers for CBD extraction – has undergone rapid growth since forming seven years ago, and has seen the area of land under cultivation rising from 30 vergées in 2019 to about 200 this year.
What we eat, and how it is sourced, is increasingly playing on our consciences. Both for health and environmental reasons, more of us are eager to find nutritious and more sustainable alternatives to our diet staples.
Given the explosion of CBD popularity, you would be forgiven for thinking that UK Hemp farmers are now driving around in new Ferraris and holidaying in the Caribbean. However, the UK Hemp industry is still widely seen as being “not financially viable”. This is because farmers are only allowed to harvest the seeds and the fibre of the low-THC cannabis plant.