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Ocado has today (Wednesday, 7 March) become the first British online supermarket to sell cannabis oil-infused spring water.
It has become a stockist of Love Hemp Water, which is the first functional spring water in Europe to be infused with cannabidiol (CBD).
According to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of people using CBD in Britain has rocketed from 125,000 to 250,000 in the past 12 months.
Tony Calamita, co-founder of Love Hemp Water, said: “There’s a growing understanding of the wide ranging benefits of cannabis oil to health and well-being which is why we have launched the first every day hemp water product.
“Each 500ml bottle of Love Hemp is sugar free and contains 2mg of natural hemp extract. It tastes great and is naturally hydrating. We’re proud to be starting a hemp water revolution.”
Love Hemp Water recently featured on ITV’s Gone To Pot: American Road Trip.
A spokesperson for Ocado said: “This is one of the most interesting new products we have seen.”
CBD has been subject to extensive scientific studies – most recently by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which found it to offer a wide variety of health benefits.
The WHO report revealed that CBD – completely natural supplements sourced from low-level THC Cannabis Sativa hemp – have benefits for Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications.
To read the full report, click here.
Although Ocado doesn’t currently deliver to Scotland, many will be hoping the move paves the way for other supermarkets to follow suit.