Exploring UK’s Promising Startups Flourishing in the Cannabis Sector

January 30, 2024

The cannabis industry is rapidly evolving, characterized by innovation and entrepreneurship. Within this landscape, a number of new, exciting ventures have popped up in the United Kingdom since 2020. This article aims to showcase some of these startups that are making significant strides in the cannabis industry.

The legal cannabis market continues to thrive, offering a broad range of investment opportunities. Below, we will introduce you to some of the key players in this industry, from those engaged in biotechnology, medical cannabis, and cannabis consumer goods to those involved in the business development, consulting, and test and measurement aspects of this sector.

Included in this write-up, we will give an overview of each company’s structure, along with a bio and the vision that drives them. All of these featured companies have headquarters located in the United Kingdom and were founded in the year 2020 or later.

Botanical Holdings

Located in London, Botanical Holdings operates as a holding company that gives investors the opportunity to earn returns in certain legal cannabis market segments. Co-founded by Carl Esprey, Botanical Holdings’ platform offers operational management to its risk-adjusted portfolio of businesses and provides an asset portfolio that includes goods, services, and capabilities across the legal cannabis industry. Stay connected with them on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Triverity Laboratories

Operating out of Newtownabbey, Triverity Laboratories offers services such as release testing, stability research, product development, and consulting primarily for the CBD market. Their mission is to simplify and make reliable cannabis testing and compliance for manufacturers. They promote operational transparency and aim to provide factual, impartial data and advice. Follow them on LinkedIn.


Based in Wokingham, CBD OIL markets itself as the UK’s biggest CBD producer, a claim supported by half a decade of experience within the UK’s fledgling CBD industry and multiple awards. Their product, ACCESS CBD®, is up to 70% cheaper than other same-strength CBD oils. Stay updated with their progress on Facebook and Twitter.

Gaia’s Farming Co.

Co-founded by Michael Kyriakou and headquartered in London, England, Gaia’s Farming Co. operates in the biotechnology, cannabis, and food and beverage sectors. Their online presence can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Sana Lifestyle Ltd.

Based in London, Sana Lifestyle Ltd. functions as Europe’s premier wellness cannabis product distributor. They offer a full service solution for brands & products, from manufacturing through marketing to retail relationship management. You can learn more about them on LinkedIn.

The Cannabis Clinic ™

The Cannabis Clinic, founded by Sembu Gbla, offers eligible patients treatment for a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, and PTSD. They are headquartered in London and were established in 2021. Follow their journey on LinkedIn.

Africanna ™

Africanna Ltd, another London-based startup founded by Sembu Gbla, is a diversity and inclusion platform aimed at protecting the interests of local communities in Africa. Their mission is to create a thriving environment for Africa’s growing economy and sustainable business growth in the AU. Stay updated with their progress on LinkedIn.

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