We are growing – over 300 Registered Businesses Since January 2017

The Hemp Trades Association UK Limited t/as The Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA UK) is the only UK centric trade association for the UK, working with all sectors of the hemp and cannabis industry to promote good practice, provide practical advice and ensure consumers of legal cannabis and hemp products have access to top quality information.

After meetings with the MHRA in November 2016, we were told unequivocally that…

“if the industry does not work together to ensure standards and advice is consistent and above all legal, there will not be an industry.”

Since this time we have worked consistently with the MHRA and the FSA and recently been added as recognised Stakeholders to the official guidance given by both authorities as well as working with many local council and law enforcement agencies up and down the country.   We are the largest Hemp and Cannabis Association by Membership in Europe, representing over 1500 businesses and working with Government to establish legislation to ensure the industry has proper and effective guidance.

The CTA UK is working in the industry to ensure that common sense prevails and sellers provide products that “say what they are and are what they say”, no more crazy percentage based measurements that take a maths degree to work out, clear concise and above all legal labelling, and lab reports.  Help us to help you and have a voice in your industry by becoming a member of the CTA UK.


In  a short time we have grown from just 7 Founder Members and have now grown to over 300 Members, several Associate Members and numerous Sellers.  Our Members and Sellers contribute around £40m a year to the UK economy, employing in excess of 200 members of staff and growing on a monthly basis.


Is to be the “go to” resource for the public as well as the UK governmental and enforcement agencies, ensuring our members supply safe, legal and above all quality products from the UK, Europe and beyond.  We currently administer the only UK sellers list which ensures that products are of known quality and safety.

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We aim to ensure the legal Cannabis industry in the UK is accountable and sustainable.
Rest assured we take our responsibility very seriously. But we need your help to highlight areas and companies that may not be operating with the Ethics we require of our members.



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