Team of ex-firefighters given go-ahead to legally process crop for cannabidiol extraction
A former Royal Marine commando and two former colleagues will be the pioneers who process hemp for cannabidiol (CBD) extraction.
The trio hit upon the idea six years ago when they were working as firefighters in Jersey. They had developed a substance called Hempcrete, a fire-resistant sustainable building material made from the woody core of the hemp plant.
They left the service and set up Jersey Hemp, which after three years in business was on Friday given a licence by the Jersey government for using hemp flowers to produce CBD.
David Ryan, Jersey Hemp’s chief executive, said they were delighted to get the licence. “It will allow us to supply products made using CBD with clear British Isles provenance to retailers and direct to the public. The market for CBD products is growing rapidly as it become