Cannabis infused restaurant to open in Brighton
The first cannabis-infused restaurant in the UK, the Canna Kitchen in Brighton, will open its doors on December 1st.
November 13, 2018
By Tony Thompson
The restaurant specializes in vegetarian and vegan dishes, most of which are mixed with legal forms of cannabinoids.
Cannabis plants consist of more than 100 different cannabinoids, which have different effects on the body and which are concentrated to different degrees in certain parts of the plant. The most famous of these are THC and CBD.
THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid – the one that recreational users use to high & # 39; to become. CBD does not have this effect. While almost all cannabinoids are controlled substances under the Drug Abuse Legislation, CBD is not. According to Home Office rules, CBD can contain a maximum THC content of 0.2 percent and the THC can not easily be separated from it.
Earlier this year, the family of epilepsy patient Billy Caldwell (12) received an exemption from Interior Minister Sajid Javid to take concentrated CBD cannabis oil – which contains higher THC levels – after insisting that it was a lifeline.
After public pressure in connection with the Caldwell case, the Minister of the Interior announced on November 1 that doctors could prescribe cannabis products to their patients.
The restaurant Canna Kitchen uses seasonal British ingredients "inspired by flavors from around the world and infused with the healing properties of cannabinoids". The owners say that CBD has a number of medicinal properties, including relieving inflammation, pain relief and reducing anxiety, although there are no conclusive scientific studies on this.
Director Sam Evolution said: "We are trying to change misconceptions about cannabis by presenting it to people in a form that they may not have encountered before."
In addition to the restaurant, The Canna Kitchen operates a CBD Café and a pharmacy upstairs with infused cakes, drinks and beverages.