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Holland and Barrett becomes first UK retailer to stock cannabis oil

Health food chain Holland and Barrett has become the first UK retailer to stock cannabis oil after a surge in demand.

According to Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of people using Cannabidiol has risen from 125,000 to 250,000 since February 2017.

Jacob Hooy CBD+Oil sells for £19.99 and Holland and Barrett has seen sales go up by 37% since it began stocking it.

The legal product does not produce a high and has less than than 0.2% of the psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol in it.

Cannabidiol is said to help with anxiety, multiple ­sclerosis, epilepsy, joint pain and depression.

In a statement Holland and Barrett said: “We have been surprised at the success and popularity of CBD oil since its launch. We are constantly looking to bring new and innovative ­products to market that help our customers. It is great to see in this instance that we can help with the demand.”

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