Police branded ‘heavy-handed’ over raid on cannabis restaurant

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OWNERS of the country’s first cannabis restaurant have branded the police “heavy-handed” after they were raided.

Canna Kitchen in Duke Street was one of three premises raided by officers in Brighton yesterday.

Police say the raids were in connection with the supply of class B drugs and suspected money laundering.

A home in North Place was raided, and officers also raided the Hemp Life shop in London Road.

But the owners of Canna Kitchen say the product seized at the premises is industrial hemp which is legally imported, and say the products for sale are also legal.

They said: “Our products are defined as industrial hemp, and are clearly and transparently

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