UK: Hemp farmers 'devastated' after being forced to destroy crop

Two hemp farmers say they have been left devastated after they were forced to destroy 40 acres of the crop – the end product of which can be bought legally in high street shops.

Patrick Gillett and Ali Silk said they had to cut down their crop because the Home Office said they were no longer allowed to harvest it for cannabis oil, or CBD.

As they surveyed the Oxfordshire fields where their combine harvester tore up the hemp, the pair remained perplexed over the order to cease production at their cooperative farm.

Gillett and Silk are so incensed over what they believe was an unjust order from the Home Office that they have launched a national campaign to have the policy reversed.

Read the full article at The Guardian (Henry McDonald)

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