Vecticanna, the company behind the plans, has partnered with several large institutions including the University of Southampton and CAR Laboratories in Cambridge, as well as assembling an expert panel of Academics, Doctors and other industry leaders.
Vecticanna’s primary focus is to unlock the therapeutic and analgesic (pain relief) potential of cannabinoids and full spectrum cannabis extracts whilst simultaneously increasing their availability for patients and end consumers. They will utilise the latest in organic cultivation and extraction methods at their new facility – the location of which is unknown at this time.
The site will be powered by a solar array to provide light and irrigation to the plants. The greenhouses have been specifically designed to emit no excess light, helping protect the Island’s night sky.
Vecticanna – which incorporates cbd Isle of Wight, WightCBD and Island Hemp Farm Ltd. – will bring year-round employment opportunities for many Islanders with the hope that the site will eventually employ over 60 people. The pharmaceutical cannabis marketplace is booming globally and Vecticanna hopes the Isle of Wight can reap the benefits of this.
Island Hemp Farm holds a Home Office cannabis cultivation licence to grow here on the Isle of Wight – a licence which was approved in April 2019.
The experienced management team, led by island resident Adam Mawer, are passionate about the Isle of Wight and Island businesses. They believe combining the Island’s rich agricultural heritage into this emerging marketplace is a surefire recipe for success.
For more information visit www.vecticanna.com.