UK’s first not-for-profit cannabis oil shop opens in Edinburgh

The UK’s first not-for-profit shop for cannabis supplements has opened its doors in Edinburgh, with the aim of changing people’s perceptions of the drug and its medicinal properties.

The Hemp Community Interest Company, or Hemp for short, was set up by Dan Collins and opened to the public just over a fortnight ago in Leith in the north of the Scottish capital.

“I sometimes joke that my demographic is your auntie. I want people’s aunts and mums and grans to come in”

Dan Collins

The 31-year-old is now selling hemp products and cannabidiol (CBD) food supplements in the form of oils, pastes and capsules, with products ranging from £10 to £100.

CBD products do not produce a high, as they have less than 0.2 per cent of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), so are legal for sale in the UK.

Mr Collins said he wanted to “change this idea of cannabis as something of

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