UK’s first cannabis restaurant shuts, after less than a year

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THE UK’s first cannabis restaurant has closed, less than a year after it opened.

The Canna Kitchen, in Duke Street, Brighton, served dishes infused with CBD cannabis oil.

The owners claimed they were given assurances by police and Trading Standards officers that the products were legal.

The restaurant has been closed since a police raid at the beginning of the month.

Owner Sam Evolution said he could lose hundreds of thousands of pounds as the kitchen shuts.

Speaking for the first time since the raid, Mr Evolution said he had made an effort to inform police about what was being sold.

He told The Guardian newspaper: “On July 1 2018 we contacted the Met Police via email in an attempt to verify the official UK legal position on the sale of CBD hemp flower.

“Their response was ‘as long as you have made reasonable inquiries and it has been said that

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