The Canna Kitchen founder, Sam Evolution, head chef, Charlotte Kjaer, in front of the restaurant in Brighton. A south-coast vegetarian restaurant has become the first UK food business to be shut down for infusing its dishes with CBD cannabis oil despite its owners saying they were assured less than a year ago by police and trading standards that the products were legal.

The Canna Kitchen, in Brighton, has been closed since a police raid at the start of May.

Sam Evolution, Canna’s director, said he had evidence that the police and the UK Trading Standards Agency had given him the go-ahead to open a restaurant that sold food infused with CBD oil last July.

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