Having secured up to £26.7M of funding from a FTSE-250 listed investment fund, Glass Pharms, the UK-based medical cannabis cultivation company, are delighted to announce a team of best-of-breed partners to complete their cultivation facility.

KUBO have been selected to deliver a state-of-the-art greenhouse for the Glass Pharms facility to ensure sophisticated control of climatic conditions and low energy consumption using its patented Ultra-Clima® system. The carbon negative facility will be powered entirely by renewable energy generated from food waste fed into an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. Waste hot water from the AD plant will also be used for both heating and cooling.

The greenhouse will harvest and recycle rainwater and will represent a new benchmark for sustainable enclosed agriculture in the UK. Askam Civil Engineering, with specific sector expertise, will be providing the required civils and headhouse fitout for the facility.

Glass Pharms have the first UK commercial licence granted by the Home Office to supply High-THC cannabis flower to lawful pharmaceutical companies, granted in 2021. Earlier this year it announced Richard Lewis, one of the UK’s most experienced glasshouse growers, as its managing director and will shortly announce its plant specific expert.

‘We will underpin a secure supply chain of affordable medical cannabis to UK patients without them having to compromise on freshness or quality, whilst at the same time making a real contribution towards the UK’s Net Zero targets.’ said Duckenfield.

UK Medical Cannabis Market

Medical Cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018 with an amendment of The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, allowing the prescription of cannabis-based products for medicinal use (CBPMs) to UK patients.