Scottish farmers in southern part of country should consider giving medicinal marijuana a go: report

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Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is certainly interested in identifying good, viable crops and suggests medical cannabis could potentially be a good one moving forward. Weed — along with mushrooms (not that kind) and cut flowers — are among the novel crops that offer promise and could be successful match for farming conditions in the south of Scotland, according to a statement from SRUC . Funded by the South of Scotland Economic Partnership for the new South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE) agency, the report includes 10 fact sheets on novel crops with the most potential for successful growing and marketing. Medical marijuana, mushrooms and cut flowers represent a mere drop in the bucket of the full range of alternative crops. Mother of five is the first person in Scotland to be prescribed legal cannabis Teen, adult lose big after Scottish police find illegal grow worth up to £1 million in old bingo hall Actor Brian Cox once avoided cannabis ‘like the plague’, but being holed up with two teenagers sure made him happy he uses it now “The report shows that medicinal cannabis is among the alternative crops which could be grown successfully in the South of Scotland,” Professor Russel Griggs, chair of South of SOSE, says in the press release. “This ties in with SOSE’s recent announcement of support to Hilltop Leaf Limited, a private medicinal cannabis cultivation and extraction business, which aims to provide an alternative plant-based clinical treatment to synthetic pharmaceuticals in the South of Scotland,” Griggs adds. Medicinal cannabis is now prescribed by the National Health Service for various conditions, including epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, the SRUC notes. Marijuana and opium poppies “both offer opportunities to expand pharmaceutical crop production in the U.K.,” the college suggests. The report, nonetheless, cites limitations for growing cannabis in the area.…

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