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MP Corbyn’s son opens hemp shop

16 August, 2019 — By Emily Finch

Tommy Corbyn and Chloe Kerslake-Smith

JEREMY Corbyn’s son announced the launch of an all-hemp store that will “advance the national understand­ing” of the plant.

Tommy Corbyn, 26, and his partner Chloe Kerslake-Smith, 24, are opening their shop called National Hemp Service in Stroud Green Road.

The shop will stock a range of products from oils and clothes all made from the plant, which is a strain of the cannabis sativa species.

Ms Kerslake-Smith said: “It was learning that hemp is one of the most sustainable, useful, nutritious plants on the planet, while also being one of the most demonised, that inspired us to start the shop.

“We’re only working with ethical brands, most of which are independent UK start-ups and small businesses.”

The couple’s long-term goal is to promote the legalisation of cannabis, she added.

CBD oil – also known as Cannabidiol oil – has spiked in popularity in the past year with capsules now even available in health shops on the high street and shots of the oil available in takeaway coffees.

The legal oil doesn’t contain the psychoactive ingredient THC but is believed to help with anxiety, sleep problems and muscle pain.

National Hemp Service can be found at 167c Stroud Green Road from the end of September.

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