Many Dispenseroo customers buying cannabis for medical reasons, says founder

Many Dispenseroo customers buying cannabis for medical reasons, says founder
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Illegal UK cannabis startup, Dispenseroo, has revealed that many customers are using its products to treat medical conditions. What does its so-called success say about the current state of play? The founder of the online dispensary – who goes by the name of ‘S’ – claims the site has been ‘overwhelmed’ with orders for its illegal high-THC cannabis products in recent months, amid an ongoing legal battle and recently-announced rebrand. Dispenseroo first hit the headlines when unauthorised adverts for the brand were spotted across the London tube network last year. ‘S’ has subsequently given a number of interviews to mainstream publications claiming to sell tens of thousands of pounds worth of products a week. In December, the takeaway giant Deliveroo, confirmed that it was taking legal action over the ‘obvious and substantive mimicking’ of its brand. Despite disputing the claims, the online dispensary has now announced that moving forward it will be rebranding to ‘Dispenseree’. But while this might seem like a setback for the founder, who has described the situation as a ‘David vs Goliath’ contest, business still appears to be thriving.  Why patients are turning to Dispenseroo  In his latest interview, ‘S’ told The Independent that the service has generated half a million pounds in revenue since launching less than a year ago, thanks to its guerilla advertising campaigns.  Despite having never sold drugs before, he says he created the service out of frustration with ‘archaic’ cannabis laws in the UK. He also revealed that many of its customers are buying cannabis products for medical reasons. “There is a huge difference between hard drugs and weed,” he told the outlet. “There is a lot of misinformation and negative images to those that are ill-informed. But many of our customers use cannabis for medical reasons and to treat complex…

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