The CTA UK is moving forward…

What a day Thursday the 25th May 2017 was!

The inaugural general meeting of the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK) formally elected the board and agreed Policy.

CTAUK Board Election
The moment the CTA UK elects its first Board

We are now moving full steam ahead and expanding into new areas such as hemp growers and processors and hydroponic shops.  Come and join us, be part of a trade association shaping the future direction of Cannabis policy and economic development in the UK.

We are at the true start of the industry, positioned centrally with Government and together we will shape the growth of the UK legal Cannabis industry. These are the start of exciting and dynamic times. Get on board.  Gone are the “Wild West” when sellers operated with impunity. making medical claims and selling sub standard products not safe for consumers.

“We weren’t sure what to expect, but, what we found were committed, passionate individuals that are going to drive our future efforts forward with pride” – Dave Soulsby, Cannadonia – Member.

“Lots of valuable information we will use to review our social media and website, thank you” – Ben Walker, Canavape – Member.

“We’re not hiding anymore, what has been achieved is nothing short of remarkable.  I’m proud to have been involved with the forming of the Trade Association and I’m passionate about the role we have to play in the regulation of the industry, we’ve shown and indeed proven that we are capable of regulating the industry from within. – Tom Whettem, Canabidol – Founder and Board Member.

Membership Benefits

CTA UK is the legal Cannabis industry voice.

Welcome to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, legally titled The Hemp Trades Association UK Limited – A trade body for the legal UK Hemp and Cannabis trades and associated industries.

Membership is now open, we are a non-profit company limited by guarantee for the benefit of our members and will offer a number of levels of membership based upon your interest and involvement within the industry.

The intention of the Association is to inform and provide its members with the correct legal and procedural advice and to become the contact of choice for Government Agencies to relay information to members.

We offer our Members
  • Legal advice
  • Consultancy advice
  • Best practice advice
  • Policy advice
  • Economic development

Our Members provide us with
  • Statistics
  • Policy feedback
  • Best Practice feedback
  • Development feedback
  • Market growth

Find out about Membership levels

It pays to be a member of CTA UK the stronger We are the more influence YOU have

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CTA UK is committed to :-


CTA UK is committed to changing Cannabis perception from “weed” to a raw material that can help transform the UK economy. Cannabis has many uses that are only just starting to be developed.


CTA UK wants to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs & researchers to look at cannabis in a new light. The more we understand Cannabis the more uses we find.


The potential of Cannabis is one of the most misunderstood secrets of the modern world. We should learn from the the past where cannabis was a stalwart of economies around the globe


CTA UK works with members and Government to create Standards and a Certification & Registration system to ensure all cannabis industries are legitimate and producing the highest quality products