Health food chain Holland & Barrett has become the first high street store to stock medical cannabis oil in the UK.
According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol (CBD) users has doubled over the past year skyrocketing from 125,000 to 250,000.
And, demand for the supplement has been met after Holland & Barrett started stocking a product by Dutch firm, Jacob Hooy – witha 10ml available at an introductory offer of £9.49.
A natural product used by many to ease symptoms of various ailments from joint pain and multiple sclerosis to anxiety and depression, CBD oil does not produce a high as it contains less than 0.2 per cent of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol – as such, it is legal to buy and consume in the UK.
The retailer has confirmed that due to its initial success it is now planning to add a wider range of products to its selection as early as next month.