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Report: U.K.’s first cannabis pharmacy to open its doors

BY Antoinette Alexander

LONDON — Carun UK, the U.K.’s first cannabis pharmacy, is planning to open to the public on Friday, according to a report in the Mirror.

The pharmacy, situated in south London, will offer a range of health and beauty products using the “healing powers” of hemp. The products, however, do not contain enough “high chemicals” to make you high, according to the article.

Carun products include Virgin Hemp Oil, which, according to the company's web site, has a large range of health benefits and is the ideal replacement for traditional cooking oils.  The long-term benefits of virgin hemp oil includes strengthening of the nails, skin and hair. Virgin hemp oil has also been seen to have a positive effect on metabolism and immune system.

There’s also Hemp Seed, which, promotes a healthy metabolism when taken as part of a healthy balanced diet. According to the company, Carun hemp seeds also promote healthy lactation for nursing mothers, and can increase the amount of gamma-Linolenic acid in breast milk.

In addition, there’s Hemp bio syrup, which, according to the company, is suitable for adults and children with respiratory problems, cough and cold.

 

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reder@lf.com says:
Jun-11-2015 01:25 pm

Hi Marilyn -- You are correct that hemp and cannabis are two different plants. These products are made from cannabis, however, not enough of the psychoactive ingredient THC is used in any of the products, so users are not able to get "high" from them.

Thanks for reading!

CHEERS,

ROB EDER

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M.COFFMAN says:
May-15-2015 04:18 pm

.... So does the pharmacy offer Cannabis in addition to Hemp products?

M.COFFMAN says:
May-15-2015 04:16 pm

Cannabis Pharmacy specializes in HEMP products? I was under the impression that Hemp and Cannabis are 2 different plants, though closely related. Hemp does not have the psychoactive constituents that Cannabis has. Am I wrong?

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H&M to launch full range of beauty products, create new in-store beauty areas

BY Antoinette Alexander

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Competition within the beauty space continues to heat up as apparel retailer H&M is looking to launch this autumn a full range of beauty products, including make-up, hair care, body care and beauty tools.

The products will be available in more than 900 stores worldwide and online at hm.com. There will be new, dedicated beauty areas in the stores to help customers experiment with trends and develop a look that’s all their own.



“We are very excited to have ‘fashion for the face’ on offer at H&M. It’s an opportunity to be inventive, creative and to have fun with colours”, stated Sara Wallander, concept designer at H&M Beauty.



There will be more than 700 packaged make-up products in the range at launch time, with seasonal drops of new and limited-edition color collections. 

The range, which will replace existing beauty products at H&M, will also include two subsidiary collections:  a premium beauty line and a conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products.
 

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Pharmabox delivers HBA products to underserved communities

BY Michael Johnsen

MIAMI — Pharmabox on Tuesday introduced its unique self-service kiosk that carries more than 140 items typically found in a local pharmacy. The Pharmabox is designed to get top name brand products into communities and areas that are not well-served by traditional brick and mortar stores, noted Pharmabox CEO Alejandro Rodriguez. 
 
In addition to carrying many brand name offerings across personal care and OTC categories, Pharmabox has a commitment to the community, and donates one meal for each 10 items sold to The Homeless Voice, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter and food for over 500 homeless people daily. 
 
"I came from very humble beginnings," Rodriguez said. "I created this system and our Give-Back program because I believe that when you help others, you create a better world. The Pharmabox not only helps people get the products they need, but also gives entrepreneurs the ability to participate in the rapidly growing automated retailing market."
 
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