It’s the first such license issued by the Home Office and will allow the company to import cannabis from its facilities in Germany and Denmark and store it in its Buckinghamshire facility.
Paul Steckler, managing director of Canopy’s European business, said the license will allow Canopy to send its medical cannabis products out the next day to UK patients – like it does in Germany. Currently, UK patients can wait up to three months for medical cannabis – which was legalized last November – since wholesalers have needed to wait for an import license from UK officials.
The UK’s medical cannabis program is extremely limited, and it can only be prescribed when all other treatments have failed. Steckler told the Times that the company was “not even looking” at recreational cannabis opportunities in Europe.