Just five weeks after the Home Office granted Sativa Group Plc a Controlled Drug licence for the cultivation of cannabis plants with THC content of greater than 0.2%, along with its production, possession and supply, the first batch of seedlings are thriving. BBC TV News was given exclusive access to the high-security growing facility where the seedings are being prepared to be moved to the cultivation room. The total growing cycle is 12 weeks, allowing for four crops per year.
Sativa Group Plc is the UK’s leading quoted CBD Wellness and medicinal cannabis group with five operating subsidiaries. Goodbody Botanicals provides CBD products online and to retail markets including pharmacies, wellness stores and grocers. Goodbody Wellness is a high-street retail brand with dedicated CBD Wellness stores providing a premium shopping experience to consumers. Tessellate Collective is a direct-selling network marketing platform servicing consumers at home. Phytovista laboratories provides independent testing of CBD products to both external customers and fellow Group businesses. Sativa Grow holds a Controlled Drug licence and cultivates cannabis plants to fulfil its partnership agreement with King’s College London to research the impact of cannabinoids on inflammation and respiratory conditions.