A businessman from St Margarets has launched a company selling CBD based products.

Hemp Biotics select CBD derived products from all over the world, selling them in the UK.

Miles Stuart, 45, launched the online store after Cannabidiol helped him deal with his anxiety and kidney condition.

The products he sells allow CBD to enter the body, so they are mainly creams and oils, bought from Colorado, America.

Mr Stuart, who has a background in IT services, described it as the "Bodyshop for CBD based products".

"We recently launched our own brand. Previously we were using brands based in Colorado but our brand has launched. It is somewhere between Bodyshop and L'Occitane.

"The biggest challenge has been ignorance as to what CBD is. People often link it to Marijuana, which has THC in it. Thats what gives someone the feeling of being high.

"UK law states CBD products must be THC free. People often don't know this, I have had shipments delayed because of this ignorance and I can't advrtise on Facebook and Google because of this.

"I want to take my product away from the underground market, which has an emphasis on weed culture. I think we can change the stigma and its association with weed. I would like to make Hemp Biotics a household name."

Hemp Biotics ship UK wide.

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's not psychoactive.