BRITISH CANNABIS® continues on-course to being Europe’s Leading Producer, Grower and Extractor of CBD products with the agreement of a new extraction facility in Southern Portugal, that will step-change their scale and ability to innovate.
Lisbon, Portugal: BRITISH CANNABIS® the largest producer, manufacturer, and distributor of legal cannabis-derived products in the UK, today announced the signing of an agreement for the purchase and development of a 10,750 sq. ft. cannabis extraction facility near Lisbon, Portugal. The new site is located alongside their privately-owned cannabis growing facility.
From their labs in the UK, BRITISH CANNABIS® is the research, development and production force behind the leading consumer CBD food supplement range of the past 4 years in the UK pharmacy sector – Canabidol®.
As the only company in England with expert knowledge and experience in extracting the legal CBD cannabinoid from 100% EU-certified Cannabis Sativa L. hemp crop for commercial use, BRITISH CANNABIS® can oversee the complete supply chain within the booming CBD supplement industry.
BRITISH CANNABIS® and Canabidol® CEO, Tom Whettem, commented on the news by saying “The excitement and potential for the company could not be higher at present. The facility will increase our capacity and further develop our operations alongside our farm. This builds on the responsible, high-quality and legally-compliant CBD products we produce. The addition of this private dedicated extraction facility to our operations will enable BRITISH CANNABIS® to more than treble our annual output – which that is already being supplied to many of the market leading brands in the UK high-street.
As we grow over this period, we will work to ensure that our business and consumer customers, both existing and new, can continue to rely on BRITISH CANNABIS® and Canabidol® for accurate, genuine and transparently tested CBD supplements, both in our own premium brands and the hundreds of brands that we support with our white label and wholesale business.”
This dedication to quality was recently recognised with an award won for the company’s proprietary 75% CBD Distillate, in the ‘Best Extract’ category of the 2019 Hemp & CBD Expo industry awards.
The new Portuguese facility, once operational, will replicate the industry-leading research and production capability BRITISH CANNABIS® has gained over recent years, but on a larger scale, by Q1 of 2020.
Tom Whettem concluded by adding “British Cannabis is proud to be able to offer a story of UK and European provenance – bringing our expertise and passion for quality to everything we sell. With much of the legal (and often non-compliant) CBD produce coming into Europe from other continents, we hear businesses and consumers calling for a company that can provide cannabis extracts and end-user products, made right here in Europe, that can be relied on for accuracy, quality and legal compliance. Fortunately, this acquisition makes us better able to live up to these commitments than ever and allow BRITISH CANNABIS® to continue claiming ‘We know more. Simply because we do more’.”
ABOUT THE COMPANY
BRITISH CANNABIS® – BRITISH CANNABIS® is the largest producer, manufacturer, and distributor of legal cannabis derived products in the UK. We own and operate the largest cannabis extraction and purification facility in England and provide analytical testing, bulk extracts, white label products to the UK market leading brands.
CANABIDOL® – The flagship range of Canabidol® products developed by BRITISH CANNABIS® to meet the exacting standards required in pharmacy sector. Quality is never an accident, it’s always the result of intelligent actions. The products within the range are a testament to our passion for getting things right, our dedication to excellence and our commitment to the highest standards at every stage.
The range includes CBD oils, Oral Capsules, Sublingual Tablets, Vape Liquids and the UK’s 1st clinically proven cannabis cosmetic.